Gregor Townsend Not Up To Scratch

Robinson: So are we going to score a try today, Gregor?

Dan Parks’ up and under in the last five minutes of the crucial Scotland vs England clash brought memories of Ireland’s thirteen man lineout against Argentina in 1999 surging back. Continue reading

Match Preview: England v Scotland

Scotland face into their final pool game with only the slimmest of hopes of eliminating England from the tournament and progressing to the quarter-final themselves. To do they will have to beat England and score more bonus points than them or simply win by more than 41 points, so unless Chris Paterson can find his Monsieur Cent Pour Cent form from the 2007 World Cup and England are penalised off the park, you would think that one would preclude the other. Continue reading

Match Review: Argentina 13-12 Scotland

Sporting Argentine philosopher Jorge Valdano. Not pictured: shit on a stick.

Argentina grabbed the win with the only bit of magic in the match. It was leader Felipe Contempomi’s best moment, in conjuction with his conversion, the only mildly difficuly kick he got all game. A wonderful finish to a tight and hard game. Continue reading