- Rugby Thread 2017/18.
My take *somewhat tongue in cheek*
Scotland have no front row, no real pack, no defence, no centres and were lucky to not end up with no points!
Seriously though, defence…..you defend so narrow that two quick passes crrates an overlap yet straighten up and there’s a huge whole where your centres should be!Posted 2 months ago
“you do realise Scotland are missing five centres all of who would be picked certainly before Harris.”
Whilst Wales were missing
You could argue the was an entirely second string welsh backline apart from maybe Parkes.Posted 2 months ago
My take on it? Scotland in the first half had more than parity
Really? Were you watching a different game?
Scotland were lucky to be only 14 down at the half. Wales blew a few chances, as they also did in the second half.
If you’ve got no go ahead in forwards, no lineout and a headless chicken at fly half you’re probably not going to win. Factor in a poor scrum, lack of decision making and no ability to change plan A and you’re definitely not going to win.
It was likeTwickenham last year except Wales didn’t take their chances as well. This is why only 2 Scots made the Lions Squad – lack of bottle away from home.Posted 2 months ago
“I think a lot of it was down to tactics and mental preparation”
Indeed…out coached. Edwards defence really did a number on the Scots and they kept falling into the trap by going wide early and not drawing in any defenders. Apart from i their own 22 Wales just dumped and fanned without contesting the ball and Scotland did try to tie in defenders by using any ball carrying forwards.Posted 2 months ago
namastee – we obviously were not watching the same game. Scotland had most of the territory and possession first half – and most of the errors. Gifted Wales 14 pts and from that point there was no way back as Scots heads went down and Wales had freedom to try anything – which they took wellPosted 2 months ago
Stats mean nothing. The game isn’t played on a computer.
Possession and territory are meaningless if you don’t do anything clever when you have them. The ABs frequently lose the statistical battle. Big deal.
Wales cut the the Scottish “defense” open frequently in the first half and with a bit more luck would’ve had a couple more tries.
Gifting 14 points? No use bleating about an interception. If you constantly throw long flat passes up in the face of the defensive line then someone’s gonna pick one off. Especially if the scrum half takes two steps before throwing said pass. A blind man could have seen that coming.
Look, just take it on the chin man. You were ****. You got humped. There’s always France next week.Posted 2 months ago
Oh yes we did get humped – but to say scotland were the poorer team in the first half is simply not true old chap. Scotland also cut Wales open a few times. Second half was one way traffic tho for sure
I wasn’t bleating about the early points – its just a fact and changed the whole game giving Patchell especially confidence to play freely and Scotland chasing the gamePosted 2 months agodufusdipMember
Scotland forcing the game. Finn Russell arrogant as **** and centres that are inexperienced on international stage and should have been subbed very early.
Scotland set false expectations on meaningless autumn tests yet again. looks like a battle with Italy for the spoon and that hurts.
Wales uppes their game massively from autumn tests and blitz worked a treat.Posted 2 months ago
“and blitz worked a treat”
Scotland / Glasgow often make space and time on the ball with loops in the centres. Wales read that superbly. Scott Williams? That was one of the key things. Its where Scotland usually get breaks and they didn’t make one like that all game.
Dufus who would you bring on if you subbed Harris or Jones? Horne the only centre on the bench and he is hardly a world beater either. although more used to playing with RussellPosted 2 months ago
AA spot on re coaching and duf with the arrogant comment. Like watching a cocky U13s side playing a mature U15 version. Wales stuffed Scotland on and off the pitch. After the Autumn that was sad, but Gatt correct “Again” 😉
perhaps Scotland could have done with some quality and maturity like a Farrell?Posted 2 months ago
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.