So how to judge the strangest game of the campaign (so far)? So much to worry about around kick-offs, defensive patterns and the breakdown. But ultimately the side came through and won the game, achieving the most basic goal we had for this RWC – make it to the quarter finals.
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.
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?
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?
Rugby World Cup debuts galore as Scotland’s tournament finally gets underway. After the group opened with a Double B (that’s a Bucking Belter) in Brighton will we have a Grand Guignol in Gloucester?