WP Nel is only looking for a concerted run of games again after a tough two years that had him questioning his future.
Scotland Rugby Team
Gregor Townsend has made five changes in his team to complete the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations campaign in Rome on Saturday, including a first championship start for Nick Grigg.
Even equalling a record Scotland have achieved only once in more than 90 years will not satisfy Stuart Hogg from this 6 Nations season – the title is the only aim.
Gregor Townsend indicated that he'll stick pretty close to the plan despite the reshuffle of personnel to the training squad ahead of this week's final NatWest 6 Nations match against Italy in Rome.
Seeking solace for another defeat away in the Six Nations, most Scots leaving the Aviva Stadium with their shoulders slumped in disappointment pointed to the video board illustrating the scoreline and grimaced.
Sean Maitland believes youngster Blair Kinghorn could have had a hat-trick against Ireland and vowed that Scotland will finish better in Rome next week to finish their 6 Nations campaign.
Scotland’s performance in defeat against new 6 Nations champions Ireland “will be good enough to beat the best in the world” with better finishing, claimed head coach Gregor Townsend.
Scotland did their Jekyll and Hyde impression again in the NatWest 6 Nations with an error-riddled performance that allowed Ireland an easy ride to the championship title.
National stereotypes be damned, this afternoon’s clash of contrasting styles at the Aviva Stadium might be an indication of where the game of rugby union is headed.
The last survivor from Scotland’s last victory on Irish soil is also the captain as the Scots attempt to silence the constant queries about their away from in Dublin this afternoon.