5 Things we Learned from Scotland v New Zealand

Scotland battled to a narrow defeat against the World number one side, New Zealand, 17-22 at BT Murrayfield.

And although we still haven’t beaten the world champs in our history, we are edging closer. But what did we learn about our national team from this weekend’s encounter?

  1. Half of Dundee was at the game, and by far the worst dressed out of them all was Dundee Rugby fanatic Keith Ricardi. Keith is a fan of horrendous novelty t-shirts and is seen here sporting a rather tacky number, whilst conversing with his favorite Dundee Player about the home brew he makes in his bath tub. 
  2. There are actually good guys from the borders…… Despite Earlston’s answer to the cray twins, the Robertsons, we should all be proud of a Border’s legends efforts. Doddie Weir continues to be an inspiration, and it was a poignant moment when he delivered the match ball with his three sons
  3.  Scotland’s Scrum could have done with a Dundee influence. Many say that if Scotland had a more solid set play scrum, then the game would be theirs! It’s obvious, Dicko and Broonie would have had 6 push over tries if they were playing, come on Toony get on the phone to the D-O-GG.
  4. The referee was gash…. that’s a technical term. Waisake Naholo should have been in the bin, he has a great chant though so probably worth keeping him on for that? Keiran Read is also the captain so we can ignore the intentional knock on. If big Davie from Glasgow had the whistle the officiating would have been down the line.
  5.  Stuart Hogg is class, but he still couldn’t prevent Ross Lemon winning MoM and his “winner’s wine” in Hawick about ten years ago. Therefore we say Roscoe is better and would have finished that effort in the last play. I mean Ross has a great record of finishing last minute efforts at Murrayfield….. oh wait ……… Sorry.

For more top commentary and analysis of the Scotland Australia game, why not pop down to the clubbie to watch this week’s game. We’ll even put the heating on and put a few pehs in the oven. We take no responsibility if you have to listen to the opinions of Rob Lunn or Jon Mussen.

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