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NZ have always had a great squad, but they haven't factored in that most of the Northern Hemisphere countries are improving and are improving at a pace that renders their previous dominance as limited.

Oh how they could do with modern equivalents of a McCaw or Carter or Lomu to give their mere presence as an advantage against teams.

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1 hour ago, John Lambies Doos said:

I'd have loved Scotland to have a crack at NZ this autumn. They look tired, unorganised and frankly dreadful

It’s been a terrible year for them to be fair with lockdowns and various competitions being interrupted.

All that said, I don’t think Foster knows his first choice team and they don’t look interested.

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It's been a pretty underwhelming autumn really. 3/4 wins is decent enough on paper I suppose, but I don't think we've really looked particularly good at any point. I think as well, our performances have looked a good step down from those of Ireland, France and England in particular.

We've scored some nice tries, but the attack has looked disjointed at times. The defence still looks good, but the discipline at times has been horrendous, and we still can't adapt to shit refereeing like yesterday. Set piece has been poor at times as well. Some of the new players who came in had pretty tough times, and a few of the more established players look a bit off form at the moment, particularly Zander, Price, McInally and Ritchie for me, and we've still not really got a decent No 8. Russell and Hogg have been pretty patchy as well to be brutally honest, but I also feel even when not at their best they've managed to drag us through most games anyway.

Will need a big improvement for the 6 nations, that's for sure.

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And another thing that might sound a bit stupid, but I 100% think contributed to the "meh" factor of this series was the kick off times. Playing at Murrayfield at 1 pm in the afternoon, or 2pm on the Sunday is a completely different prospect to a 5.30 kick off under the lights with a baying, drunken crowd. It probably shouldn't make much difference, but I really think it does.

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And another thing that might sound a bit stupid, but I 100% think contributed to the "meh" factor of this series was the kick off times. Playing at Murrayfield at 1 pm in the afternoon, or 2pm on the Sunday is a completely different prospect to a 5.30 kick off under the lights with a baying, drunken crowd. It probably shouldn't make much difference, but I really think it does.
Scotland always get the short straw on that one
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4 minutes ago, John Lambies Doos said:
24 minutes ago, GAD said:
And another thing that might sound a bit stupid, but I 100% think contributed to the "meh" factor of this series was the kick off times. Playing at Murrayfield at 1 pm in the afternoon, or 2pm on the Sunday is a completely different prospect to a 5.30 kick off under the lights with a baying, drunken crowd. It probably shouldn't make much difference, but I really think it does.

Scotland always get the short straw on that one

We do now anyway with it being on Amazon. They've obviously decided we are the warm up act to the "big games". I won't be the same in the 6 nations though.

Doesn't really bother me when playing Tonga or Japan, but Scotland V Oz, or SA has got to be a Saturday afternoon or evening for me.

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2 hours ago, GAD said:

It's been a pretty underwhelming autumn really. 3/4 wins is decent enough on paper I suppose, but I don't think we've really looked particularly good at any point. I think as well, our performances have looked a good step down from those of Ireland, France and England in particular.

We've scored some nice tries, but the attack has looked disjointed at times. The defence still looks good, but the discipline at times has been horrendous, and we still can't adapt to shit refereeing like yesterday. Set piece has been poor at times as well. Some of the new players who came in had pretty tough times, and a few of the more established players look a bit off form at the moment, particularly Zander, Price, McInally and Ritchie for me, and we've still not really got a decent No 8. Russell and Hogg have been pretty patchy as well to be brutally honest, but I also feel even when not at their best they've managed to drag us through most games anyway.

Will need a big improvement for the 6 nations, that's for sure.

Even when we're not firing on all cylinders 

We can beat Japan and Australia and take an impressive South Africa side into the second half 

 

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Anthony Watson has received a one week suspended ban(is injured) after criticising a refs decision on twitter(it was the correct decision IMO). This has brought out the free speech arseholes out of the woodwork defending him.

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