113-112 – aggregate score (in Scotland’s favour) across the sides’ last six meetings.
3,283 – days between Ross Ford’s 2nd and 3rd tries for Scotland.
6 – minutes between Ross Ford’s 3rd and 4th tries for Scotland.
OTOTM’s player ratings provide a team average of 7.0 for a good performance which lacked the result to match.
It’s deja vu all over again: For Eddie Jones’ first match in charge see Stuart Lancaster’s opener at Murrayfield 4 years ago. Or almost any Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield in the 6 Nations…
Well that was painful! A full-blooded, committed performance from Scotland but still the defensive frailties that have been evident throughout this RWC persisted. 12 tries
Is it a case of mission accomplished for Scotland, making the quarter finals after missing out in agonising fashion in 2011? Or can they raise their game and provide one of the shocks of the tournament?