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Got to agree with Sean Holley, there's absolutely no need to go that high. Tagive is 6'3, so you need to start pretty fucking high to hit him on the chin if he's full upright

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Glasgow grinding this one out. The tactics from the first two games have been very similar to the conservative tactics Townsend has been employing since the World Cup. The big difference being that Glasgow have no threat in the back 3.

The golden period of Glasgow games being must see looks to be over. 

 

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Surely Evans has kicked that off his own man, then it's been played by another Scarlet 30 yards up the pitch?

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Just now, Mark Connolly said:

Surely Evans has kicked that off his own man, then it's been played by another Scarlet 30 yards up the pitch?

Yeah, but its the Frank Murphy lottery.

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Glasgow have been awful last 20 mins. About to get a yellow card as well. Game isn't over.

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Frank Murphy looking to give a penalty for deliberate catching if a shit pass here.

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For all the wanking over Scarlets, Glasgow have been fucking brilliant since the first yellow card.

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Nick Grigg deserves a huge amount of credit. You almost never see Jonathan Davies have next to no influence on a game.

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Scotland 40 man squad is out.  Couple of residential qualifications.  Blair Cowan back from the wilderness.  No Rory Hutchison, which is an odd one.  And of course, Russell is back, to which I think we can all agree is celebratory news.

https://twitter.com/scotlandteam/status/1315631160060448769?s=21

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8 minutes ago, Savage Henry said:

Scotland 40 man squad is out.  Couple of residential qualifications.  Blair Cowan back from the wilderness.  No Rory Hutchison, which is an odd one.  And of course, Russell is back, to which I think we can all agree is celebratory news.

https://twitter.com/scotlandteam/status/1315631160060448769?s=21

I assumed Hutchison must be injured but no sign of that anywhere. Weird one if he isn't, Townsend's "be solid and give it to Finn or Hogg" approach wasn't working in attack for me and Hutchison as a second playmaker, with either Harris or Johnson alongside him depending on opposition, seemed a good fix for this. 

Interestingly while the overall quality of the squad looks better and better, with a couple of players probably good enough at this level for each position, our choices in the centre are a lot less inspiring than they felt a few years ago. Harris is pretty good, Johnson is class, Jones might have some form back. But Grigg and Lang? Not for me 

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1 hour ago, Genuine Hibs Fan said:

I assumed Hutchison must be injured but no sign of that anywhere. Weird one if he isn't, Townsend's "be solid and give it to Finn or Hogg" approach wasn't working in attack for me and Hutchison as a second playmaker, with either Harris or Johnson alongside him depending on opposition, seemed a good fix for this. 

Interestingly while the overall quality of the squad looks better and better, with a couple of players probably good enough at this level for each position, our choices in the centre are a lot less inspiring than they felt a few years ago. Harris is pretty good, Johnson is class, Jones might have some form back. But Grigg and Lang? Not for me 

Wonder if Townsend just wanted to avoid a Graham situation by capping him early?   I assume there’s an injury or another reason. 

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37 minutes ago, Savage Henry said:

Wonder if Townsend just wanted to avoid a Graham situation by capping him early?   I assume there’s an injury or another reason. 

He's listed as injured along with Duncan Taylor, Kyle Steyn, Byron Mcguigan and a couple of other on the usual "would have been called up if fit" list on the website. Matt Scott is not though, and neither is Bradbury.

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Bradbury and Hutchinson are the 2 from previous squads missing, im assuming injured? (just read the above - Bradbury is a strange one then) Had also thought we might have seen Schoeman and Van der Valt getting the nod as Im sure both are now residency qualified. Thompson in the squad also, apparantly he played against Glasgow on Sunday but dont remember him doing anything!

Centre is a strange one as you have Bennett, Dean, Taylor, Johnston and McDowall all probably in contention also, but I think Johnson inside and either Jones or Hutchinson outside is the best pairing.

Cowan is odd as you would think he is not getting any younger and if he is just filling the squad surely one of the young guys at Glasgow or Edinburgh would get more out of making up the numbers than Cowan

Edited by honestly united

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some of the players missing might  be to help the two Scottish sides. As some of the articles i have seen mention that the players will not be released to play for Glasgow or Edinburgh during the tournament like they would normally do 

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Andrew Brace is such a bad referee. I wonder if Toulon might get a break now Bristol are winning?

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