Tag Archives: Scotland

481. The Wee Things

Greig Laidlaw, the Scotland captain, looked and sounded dreadfully aggrieved after the 1-point loss to Australia, believing that referee Craig Joubert had got the late penalty call wrong. To recap: in the 73rd minute Scotland found themselves with an improbable 34-32 … Continue reading

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480. From The Couch: QF#4

Australia 35 – 34 Scotland What a bizarre game. Australia scored five tries, and were within 90 seconds of losing. Bernard Foley had a lousy game with his goal kicking, and yet kicked the winning penalty at the death. There … Continue reading

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471. Picking The Quarter-Finals

Let’s be clear about this: what will be, will be. Any of these eight teams can win on the day. A favourite can lose the plot, an underdog can find a once in a lifetime performance. But a pundit, a … Continue reading

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385. Weekend Rugby Wrap

All Blacks 41-13 Wallabies in Auckland England 19-14 France in London Ireland 28-22 Scotland in Dublin Pumas 12-26 Springboks in Buenos Aries The Bledisloe Cup decider has been well-thrashed in the media by now, and all the superlatives can be taken as … Continue reading

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177. Clever Old Shag

If you wanted proof that the 2015 Rugby World Cup has already started, you can’t go past the All Blacks team selected for the match against Scotland (Sunday, 6.30am in New Zealand). Players out of position (McCaw starting at 6, … Continue reading

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172. Weekend Rugby Wrap

England 21 – 24 All Blacks Wales 28 -33 Wallabies Ireland 29 – 15 Springboks Scotland 41 – Pumas France 40 – 15 Fiji Hong Kong 10 -31 Russia Romania 17 – 27 United States The gap between North and … Continue reading

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