Six Nations: Scotland rewrite record books in victory over England
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 25, 2018,
Feb 25, 2018, 14:18
I think we showed a lot of courage and character to get ourselves back in a position where we could have conceivably won the game. "Little things to try and put you off your game - you're prepared and have been through it before so you're ready for it". We weren't allowed to deviate from that time. Hopefully we've been there enough. "You play these mind games". It's a bit of fun. But away from home you just have pockets of fans here and there, and it brings you closer together as a unit.
"We were ready for it". I suppose if you don't like the piper you can get out and walk. "We forced mistakes. We discussed opportunities we felt we could create and it was pleasing the way we took them". "There were a lot of younger and fresher faces then", Robshaw said.
England put on all their "finishers" and one relentless series of phases moved them from their own 22 to the shadow of the Scottish posts, but they were halted there by McInally's steal to clinch a famous victory.
"There are areas of strength and areas of weakness in certain teams, but they're always pretty competitive".
"It encapsulates everything in Scotland and I've got no doubt the majority of the population will watch the game". If you do you'll expose yourself and expose your team. It's never nice to get beat, We were not in the game for the first 40 minutes and full marks to Scotland they were the better side.
"We prepare for these situations in a couple of ways", Borthwick told reporters at England's Edinburgh hotel on Friday. "They deserved the victory and played very well", Jones said. It is the sort of trick that the former England captain is well used to now.
Russell's resulting penalty gave Scotland a 12-point lead which they defended superbly to thwart England's attacking raids and seal a stunning victory that keeps alive their hopes of winning their first Six Nations title since the tournament expanded. "But resilience and toughness stays and that is what we are trying to develop", added Jones, whose over-riding goal with England is to win next year's World Cup in Japan.
It falls to the matchday citing officer to examine within the next 48 hours what happened as the players left the pitch upon completion of their warm-ups and to decide whether to launch an official inquiry.
"They had a very clear strategy, a few calls here or there and the game could have gone the other way", the 68-times capped back-row forward added.
England weren't about to go quietly though as a scuffle in the tunnel showed, and they came out with renewed vigour for the second half, Farrell blasting through for a try he converted himself after concerted pressure from the men in white. "I think I've been here before".
Since Gregor Townsend, something of a mercurial playmaker in his time as a Scotland global, took over as coach a year ago, the Scots have indeed won plaudits for their attacking play while also enjoying some notable wins over Australia.
"Those values are about respect".