8 – age of Zander Fagerson when Ross Ford won his first cap…
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.
2 – previous meetings between the sides on neutral grounds – both won by Scotland.
Perfunctory; adjective; (of an action) done without energy or enthusiasm because of habit or because it is expected. From the Latin perfungi meaning “to get
269 days after these two sides met in a Rugby World Cup pool encounter it’s time for the Brave Blossoms and the Thistles to get reacquainted.
Undoubtedly a step back from the performance levels in the wins over Italy and France – still vastly improved from last season’s embarrassment in the final round of the 6 Nations though. But who was up and who was down among the Scotland 23?