Rose’s XV fell against Scotland entering his lawn. Did not happen since 1983
history! The Scots finished at 38 without a win in England, winning (11–6) in a tough match on Saturday, but where they found a perfect game plan they were able to implement until the end.
In terms of passion, we will be far from the grand comeback of 2019, where, 31–0 in half-time for XV de la Rose, an improbable 38–38 draw was born which we thought would be remembered. For years.
Less than two years later, the Scots have performed even better, at least in terms of results and history, with this well-deserved success.
Faced with the winners of the 2020 edition, Scotland confirmed last year’s beautiful promises when they lost their first two matches in Ireland and against England, their only defeat to France (28-17) before winning the next three matches. Won by winning. in Wales.
More than triumph, it was the impression of domination given by Greg Townsend’s men, against the English seldom so quickly and grudgingly, which impressed.
The XV’s pack at Shardon was placed under the English forward’s extinguisher and the foot play of Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg allowed a wise possession on the field that knocked the English down.
Eddie Jones’ men, who still lacked the five elements of choice, stammered their attacking game, never managing to break the dark blue defensive curtain.
He was also a rare indiscipline, with 10 penalties awarded against him in the first period alone, as usually throughout an entire game.
The game’s only effort came from a good movement from the Scots until duhan van der Merwe, a powerful winger of South African descent who managed to transplant to the center and three opponents before making a landfall in the in-goal (0-8). Protested. 31st).
A few minutes earlier, the same van der Merwe in-goal was a few centimeters away from recovering a spectacular rebound of a brilliant pass into Russell’s (28th) leg, which he should have tried already.
The only real fear for the Scots was this yellow card at the end of the first period (38th) against the same Russell, who had the unfortunate reflection of pulling his foot on an opponent for a voluntary crotchpeed.
A numerical advantage that the British would not have taken advantage of, nor have they been able to tell the difference in the last ten minutes when the KO was in the air on either side.
England would have to rebound very quickly, with the French correcting the Italians at home in the tournament’s opening (10–50).
Scotland will get Wales before heading to Paris to challenge the Blues for an already powder-smelling match.
“Level of performance exceeding our expectations”
Scotland coach Greg Townsens said, “The peace with which we played, this solidarity and this level of effort, it was fantastic. The way the players were training and coming together in the last few weeks, it made us feel good that we would play well. But for the first match of the tournament, with the first selection for some time or with the first selection, this level of performance is above our expectations. This is a great start to the tournament. We really respected England during the stages of victory. We put pressure on his touch and we managed to win something, our scrum was solid, defensively we were very good, and we were accurate in attack and under these conditions, the ball was not always easy to travel but we did A few times in the first half. Our choice on the legs was good, we managed to make them pressure on the feet. He controlled the entire game. Such an appointment will make them so big ”
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