Roll on the Six Nations is all I could think at the end of Scotland’s destruction of Australia, a performance that exceeded anything I thought possible. I’d said that to back up the promise of the close defeat by New Zealand the Scots had to beat the Wallabies by 20 points, but I never for one moment thought that Gregor Townsend’s side could put more than a half-century on the Aussies and score eight tries in the process.
The thing that struck me most about Scotland’s performance against the All Blacks was the heightened emotions. They were raw, unrestrained and superbly channelled. From the moment Doddie Weir walked out on to that pitch, this was unlike any other Scotland international at Murrayfield. The way the crowd rose to salute Doddie tweaked my heartstrings, and provided a real focus for what came later.
Gregor Townsend’s first match at Murrayfield as national coach encapsulated the man in so many ways: Scotland were brilliant at times, but our high-risk game plan also came with a down side. Above all, as with Gregor when we played together, it was never boring. For anyone who is tempted to moan about the way in which we leaked tries in the second half, I would urge them to think back to three years ago when we couldn’t beg a try.
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Selecting a term
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