On Top Of The Moon for the Scottish Rugby Blog: Part 1 – Scotland’s outstanding home form; – Ireland overpowered; – The visitors’ iron discipline.
While the game could have been won more comfortably if Scotland had been able extend their first half performance in the second period, it was
1 – the number of times Scotland have won their opening fixture in the Six Nations.
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?
This will be the reverse of last season’s final round of the 6 Nations – and both teams find themselves in very different positions 12 months down the line. Scotland’s winless run has been consigned to history while Ireland’s defence of their title ended early in this campaign.