With Wales on an 8 game winning streak against Scotland things certainly don’t get any easier for Vern Cotter as he looks for his first ever victory in the tournament.
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…
111 days after their World Cup adventure ended in acrimony and an emergency toilet break, Vern Cotter’s side resume their quest to rebuild the reputation of the Scotland rugby team.
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?
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.