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.
The wind that swirls around the bowl of BT Murrayfield could be to Scotland’s advantage today in their Guinness 6 Nations clash with Ireland, if it’s as strong as forecast.
Edinburgh 23 Glasgow Warriors 7: Edinburgh take Christmas gifts to secure another deserved 1872 Cup win
Opportunistic Edinburgh scored their two tries on Duhan van der Merwe interceptions but wholly deserved another 1872 Cup win over their rivals Glasgow at Murrayfield.
Edinburgh finally made good on their big scrum and forward advantage for the full bonus point win over Newcastle to give their Heineken Champions Cup qualification chances a real lift.
George Watson’s College 15 High School of Dundee 5: Brave High boys go down with heads held high in Murrayfield final
The High School of Dundee’s young team battled bravely on the big pitch at BT Murrayfield but eventually went down to defeat as George Watson’s College won the Scottish Schools Under-16 Cup for a second successive year.
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Sean Maitland scored the only try of the game to give Scotland a narrow edge over Argentina at Murrayfield and ensure the Autumn Test Series ended on a winning note.
Apologies to Andy Robinson, but if he is a little smug at still being the last Scotland head coach to plot victory over the Springboks in the wake of Saturday’s 26-20 loss at Murrayfield, he’s on his own.
South African stand-off Handre Pollard’s 18 points and the physical power of the Springbok pack were enough to hand Scotland their first defeat at Murrayfield in 2018 but there was definitely a feeling of missed opportunity for the home side.
Scotland will take the game to South Africa and seek to impose their pace game on the Springboks to maintain their proud record at BT Murrayfield, says skipper Greig Laidlaw.