Real Rugby Nuts

Scots sunk by Montgomery

Posted in Internationals by therugbynut on June 18, 2006

Just got round to the
Scotland game today – what a rip roaring entertaining game, but less for the Scots to shout about this week. The Springboks were too powerful again in the scrummaging for the Scots, this is an area of the game to work on for the Scots. Out wide, the Scots seem to lack any real fire power, but then again saw did
South Africa. Having said that the Scots had a second try dubiously ruled out for a supposed knock-on and from the resulting scrum the Springboks scored, a 12 point turnaround situation.In the loose the Scots were outplaying the Springboks, a remarkable achievement in view of their lighter pack.
Montgomery was on excellent goal kicking form landing 7 penalties.An excellent try by Webster, set up by a grubber by Gordon Ross, was a highlight for the Scots and brought them back into the game early on, when it looked as if the South Africans might run away with it, with two early and easy penalties, converted by
Montgomery.By midway through the second half, the South Africans were way in front at 23 – 5, a late (second) try by Macfadyen brought them briefly back into the game after a Van der Westhuyzen error, but further indiscipline ended the game 29-15 to the Springboks.

This gave both teams many unanswered questions and against better teams would expose both teams’ frailties.


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