Taking a breath from the all-encompassing tension that is the modern Guinness 6 Nations, let’s go back in time to when rugby was truly great.
Well, that has to be the quickest-ever return on record for T2G’s annual Useless Stab in the Dark column.
Here’s Scotland’s second half performance against Ireland in their 22-13 Guinness 6 Nations defeat laid out in the simplest terms.
The 12 stitches in a gash just above his eyebrow made it look like Jamie Ritchie had been pummelled by Anthony Joshua, but the 22-year-old remains more concerned with the mistakes than the scars of battle in international rugby.
Three defensive calamities by Scotland gave Ireland all the ammunition they required to get back on track and inflict the first away win at Murrayfield in the Guinness 6 Nations for three years.