The 6 Nations is over for another year, and it seems that all focus now turns to the World Cup in Japan.
Rory McIlroy, who went from perennial and chronic underachiever to unquestionably the world’s No 1 golfer again in the space of one Sunday afternoon, is a definite victim of the game’s crazy shamans.
Scotland’s 2019 Guinness 6 Nations campaign was unquestionably saved by the incredible second 40 minutes at Twickenham on Saturday.
Sean Maitland and teammate Simon Berghan had heavy hearts as they observed a minute’s silence for the terrorist outrage in their home city of Christchurch at Twickenham on Saturday, but the two adopted Scots resolved to “make our city proud” by their performance.
Plucky, proud Scotland. Maybe we’re not all so sick of it after all.
The Calcutta Cup itself is some limited but tangible reward for Scotland’s players despite the crushing disappointment of seeing their unparalleled comeback at Twickenham fall just short, but Gregor Townsend believes it shows his team can “do special things”.