With the advantage of what will be effectively a home fixture and facing a Samoan side who have failed to fire and are already out of the tournament, surely even Scotland can’t find a way to mess this up? There is some serious talent in the Samoa line-up though and the men in dark blue cannot afford to be at all complacent if they want to achieve their goal of making the RWC quarter-finals.
A chastening experience for the men in blue as the momentum built over the opening 2 games was halted by some fairly poor tactics and execution allied to intense Springbok physicality.
With 2 wins and 10 tries under their belts, Scotland move ever closer to home to take on the might of the Springboks.
Another good win and another 5 tries for Scotland as Pool B reached the half way stage. So who was hot and who was not?
After starting out with a solid victory, Scotland’s RWC campaign moves ‘Oop North’ to Leeds for an encounter with our American cousins.
An ultimately comfortable win for Scotland as they opened their RWC campaign but for almost 50 minutes they were tested across the pitch by the Brave Blossoms. So who stood out and enhanced their chances of selection as the tournament progresses?