Jeremy Guscott on Scotland, England, Wales and Irelandin Here is your first Forum Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:55 pm
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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has found the on switch for this group of players. They are responding to what he is coaching and it was a http://www.officiallightningsshop.com/authentic-90-vladislav-namestnikov-jersey.html very convincing victory over the Wallabies.To come off the back of their lively performance against the All Blacks and respond in the way they did wasn't a surprise, but it wasn't exactly expected either. It's what a good team should do.
Those who have watched Scotland for a long time - if they were honest - wouldn't have been expecting that kind of response. There was http://www.authenticsharksjerseys.com/Authentic-Paul-Martin-Jersey every chance they might win, but it might have been a bit scrappy and they might have put too much into the New Zealand game.
But one thing that's abundantly clear is the northern hemisphere has certainly got closer to the fittest team in the world, which is New Zealand.That helps with confidence and off the back of that you can play the way you want to. Scotland showed that by scoring eight tries in what was a very competent and mature performance.
Townsend has this ability to communicate with the players, and they get him. When I was first coached by Ian McGeechan, I saw very quickly he had the skill to be able to talk to forwards and backs, which is not always the easiest thing to achieve - they talk different languages when it comes to rugby. Gregor also has that ability.
With these two performances, this appears to be a new era for Scottish rugby. This side means business and they have a big chance for the Six Nations. They look as if they will be challenging very closely to win the Championship, and why shouldn't they be?
They pushed hard, they tried and tried, but they couldn't produce the telling pass, with the telling support - they couldn't do the right thing at the right time.The amount of possession and territory they had in that first half should have been rewarded with more points on the board.
But Wales didn't have the player, or players, to make the right play and confuse the defence enough to allow them to score.Steff Evans has it, Dan Biggar is one of the best at kicking and chasing in the world, http://www.ramsnflofficialproshop.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_KAYVON_WEBSTER_JERSEY.html Hallam Amos is talented and Scott Williams had one of his better games for Wales - but they aren't at the same level as the likes of Beauden Barrett, Rieko Ioane and Waisake Naholo.
When those guys have a poor game, it's at the level of a lot of people's best.Even though Barrett seemed uninterested and his mind seemed to Womens Ahtyba Rubin Jersey be on the plane to a holiday, every now and then it still clicked in and away they went. Some of the plays we see from New Zealand are magic in comparison to the average skillsets of Derrick Rose Authentic Jersey a Clive Walford Jersey lot of the northern hemisphere sides.
The positives for Wales are that head coach Warren Gatland chose two playmakers in Biggar and Owen Williams, and they are getting better.The forwards are starting to run different lines knowing they could get the ball and when you do that you're more believable to the defence - they think you might get it so you attract their attention and create more possibilities.
But what has to be worked on is their execution. It wasn't precise enough to open up the defence on a regular basis and their finishing wasn't up to scratch. When you have those opportunities you have to take them, or you will lose games.