Her-to-re-queue! Scots won in England (11-6) For the first time … since 1983.
Tournament Five countries were then won by France along with Serge Blanco, Pierre Barbier and Jean-Pierre Rives. One hundred and fifty years after their first protest, the British set their feet on the carpet and gave the oldest trophy of the World Rugby, the Calcutta Cup to their best enemy.
However, Scottish captain Stuart Hogg promised that he and his compatriots would break the Indian signal. But he was probably one of the few to believe it. Brilliant with solidarity and generosity, Gregor Townsend’s men misused the premises. And it was the effort of South African winger Duhan van der Merwe (29th) that made the difference.
Eddie Jones, he can bite his fingers: His England team, already struggling against French reservoirs, is stabilizing in the final of the Autumn Nations Cup in December. “It was a bad day for us. I did not prepare the team well, we were wrong and we were far from our best, he explained at a press conference. I don’t know exactly (what went wrong), if I had I would have fixed it. “
Unable to react with courage as a Scotland team, the vice-world champions did not do justice to their position. In the end, the XV du Chardon did not tremble until Racing 92’s opener Russell received a yellow card for the ill-fated trip (37th). a feat.
“This quiet, with which we played, this level of solidarity and effort was fantastic,” said Scottish coach Gregor Townend. For the last few weeks we had a good feeling, the way the players were training and coming together, that we would play well. But for the first game of the tournament, with the first selection for some time or the very first selection, this level of performance is above their expectations. “
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