Monthly Archives: October 2015

Scotland miss out on RWC semi final

I was hugely proud of Scotland’s performance. They were magnificent. They did not lose this game. They came second with pride and heads held high but for all their endeavour it still bloody hurts! I mentioned in my column on Saturday that Scotland had to stay in the game for a chance to win and

How Scotland can beat Australia

I attended both the Australian and Scotland media conferences yesterday and what concerned me was the down-beat atmosphere that emanated from the Scottish camp. The spectre of injustice was bearing down heavily on this squad and given the four changes to their starting fifteen it was obvious that this had affected their preparation in the

Scotland qualify for RWC Quarter finals

There is place on Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh called the ‘Rest and be thankful’, where Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale of skulduggery and adventure ‘Kidnapped’, has David Balfour and Alan Breck say their final farewells whilst overlooking the city. That is exactly how I felt at the end of Scotland’s pulsating match with Samoa. Stevenson incidentally

Scotland can qualify for RWC Quarter finals

Hope you are enjoying my Rugby World Cup posts – sorry for the delay in posting some of the blogs as I have been travelling all over England. What a rugby world cup we are witnessing and as we boil down to Scotland’s final game against Samoa here is my reaction to last Saturday’s defeat

Rugby World Cup – Scotland take on South Africa

Vern Cotter’s selection that sees ten changes to the squad for Saturday’s top of the table clash with the Springboks indicates one thing; he has his eye firmly fixed on selecting his number one team the following the week against Samoa. The consensus from the outset of this Rugby World Cup campaign was the Samoan