Gregor Townsend is only “slightly satisfied” with his first 6 Nations campaign in charge of Scotland and feels the squad have far more to give going forward.
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Greig Laidlaw dragged Scotland back from defeat twice in one afternoon in Rome with his last-gasp penalty finally edging the contest against the unlucky Italians.
In Rome time moves slowly, and nothing much has altered here in 18 years as Scotland play their 10th Six Nations game in the eternal city.
Scotland are determined to avoid the hurt of a few months contemplating a let-down end to this NatWest 6 Nations campaign by beating Italy for the fourth time in a row and the third time in succession in Rome.
Finn Russell doesn’t feel the extra responsibility as he looks to take on a bigger leadership role with one of his “wingmen” absent in Rome tomorrow.
Gregor Townsend has preached consistency, and even making multiple changes he’s sticking to the plan.
WP Nel is only looking for a concerted run of games again after a tough two years that had him questioning his future.
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.