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Sexton has been absolutely awful here. I'm really enjoying it.

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3 minutes ago, Savage Henry said:

Ireland aren’t very good.

This is the kind of performance that would have several columns in the English broadsheets demanding Scotland be replaced by Georgia in the 6 nations if it had been us. England haven't even played well.

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14 hours ago, The_Kincardine said:

We've scrummed well and defended well.  Our forwards have been pretty decent (until we get within striking distance of the try line)  but there's a huge disjoint between 9 and 10 and it's like watching two separate teams at times.

No idea how we fix this, though.

Telling Toony to stick his constant kicking tactics would be a start.

Oh wait, Finn did that then treated himself to beer and whisky.

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I'm not too keen on Misters Farrell and Sexton tbh.

 

Owen Farrell is an absolute arse. “That’s unbelievable!”

 

The new Chris Ashton.

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Absolute joke that "tackle" by Henshaw hasnt been looked at again, late, no arms, probably a card to be honest and its been ignored. Refs really are shit.

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Absolute joke that "tackle" by Henshaw hasnt been looked at again, late, no arms, probably a card to be honest and its been ignored. Refs really are shit.


The trip on, I think, Daly, was also a flagrant foul. This ref is a little lenient.

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It's a good weekend when Sexton, Farrell and Biggar all look like dicks.

Watching that makes it even more annoying that Genge walking round the scrum lost us the Calcutta Cup. 

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Given the state of the other teams this 6 Nations could have been a real opportunity for Scotland to challenge. Ireland and Wales are shadows of the sides they've had in the last couple of years. England have been okay, but that home match against them was winnable, and France look good but again at home to them we have a decent shot. And Italy are Italy.

The problem is even if we do start to improve over the next couple of years you'd expect everyone else to do the same. I'm not sure you'll get a 6 Nations as weak as this for a while. England will be building for another World Cup, France have a talented young team, and you'd expect Wales and Ireland to regenerate once they ship out some of the 'old guard' like Sexton and Murray.

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It wasn't scintillating on Saturday, but a win is a win, and very few games in the 6 Nations are ever won to nil, so well done. 

It's a very Scottish thing that now that we seem to have at last sorted out the defensive problems, we've lost our mojo when it comes to attack. Price and Hastings are both decent players, but they're not Laidlaw and Russell.

There's no real sense of anyone controlling the attack, and players seem to be taking the safety first route of just picking the ball and running into the nearest opposition player over and over again. 

It'll be ignored in the story of a possible French grand slam, but the game at Murrayfield has become vital for us. For the coach and team to prove to everyone that they're improving, this is a must win game. 

 

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It wasn't scintillating on Saturday, but a win is a win, and very few games in the 6 Nations are ever won to nil, so well done. 
It's a very Scottish thing that now that we seem to have at last sorted out the defensive problems, we've lost our mojo when it comes to attack. Price and Hastings are both decent players, but they're not Laidlaw and Russell.
There's no real sense of anyone controlling the attack, and players seem to be taking the safety first route of just picking the ball and running into the nearest opposition player over and over again. 
It'll be ignored in the story of a possible French grand slam, but the game at Murrayfield has become vital for us. For the coach and team to prove to everyone that they're improving, this is a must win game. 
 
Think Andrew Cotter summed it up very well on Twitter, we won comfortably away from home keeping Italy to nil, but it still felt very frustrating.

A lot of positives, but plenty of meh too. Our forward play has been poor all through the tourney, we seem to go through endless pick and goes and end up going backwards, but defensively they were excellent on Saturday.

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Isn't in interesting how much we're missing Laidlaw, someone who was often derided on here for being too slow and everything else. He was a bit slow sometimes but not one prone to panicking, his kicking from hand and from the tee was good and he was a calming influence on the rest of the squad. Having a calm and composed 9 with a quicker and more maverick 10 is also a good combination, whereas now we have 2 relatively inexperienced and "too quick for their brains" players in key positions. Price has had some good games over the past couple of years but he's nowhere near Laidlaw levels.

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