Just two weeks ago at Twickenham was evidence that England captain Owen Farrell can be pressurised and thrown off his game, and Sam Johnson is keen to find if the same can be done again.
England collapsed in spectacular fashion but Scotland were still unable to register their first victory at Twickenham since 1983 as the Guinness Six Nations climaxed in a remarkable 38-38 draw.
Scotland didn’t even have time to call on Kate Humble or Chris Packham as the “Finn Watch” ended less than 24 hours after it started and the star stand-off was ruled out of Scotland’s Guinness 6 Nations match against France in Paris.
Peter Horne has warned Ireland that Scotland will be out to end their Guinness Six Nations “title dreams” when they meet at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Sam Johnson says trying to hit the right note with his Scotland initiation was more daunting than making his Test debut against Italy.
Gregor Townsend is hoping that he’ll have serious selection questions bothering him after the first Guinness 6 Nations match as the indications were it was all too convenient as he named the team to play Italy.
As omens about venues go, it wasn’t exactly promising for those of us with long and bitter memories.
Gregor Townsend has watched Sam Johnson take Scotland to his heart – now he insists the Australia-born centre fully deserves his chance to represent his adopted nation.
Glasgow’s Australian-born centre Sam Johnson will make his Scotland debut in a recast team for this Saturday’s Guinness 6 Nations opener against Italy at BT Murrayfield.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will hand a Test debut to Glasgow centre Sam Johnson when his side open their Guinness Six Nations campaign at home to Italy on Saturday.