Rugby union: Scotland’s morale boosting victory over the Wallabies

Alasdair Reid said Scotland was one of the surprise packs of this year’s Six Nations, beating both England and France away from their homes. Times. And on Sunday, Gregor Townsend’s side tackled Australia in a 15-13 win, proving that those wins were “not a flash in the pan”.

Michael Aylwin said the match contained too many mistakes to be classic. Guard, but it contained a lot of drama. Richard Bath said Scotland’s two new stars, prostitute Ewan Ashman and winger Josh Bayliss, were particularly impressive. daily telegram. Indeed, taking action at the tenth minute, 21-year-old Ashman was responsible for the highlight of the afternoon: a great, roundabout try around the corner to give his team a crucial edge in the second half.

His performance embodied Scotland’s overall effort: to be “confident, confident and stubbornly hanging out there when things get tough”. The team cannot count on their success as they are currently facing world champion South Africa. But after this morale-boosting victory over the Wallabies, they will approach even this “terrifying prospect” with confidence.

Robert Kitson said England will be confident as well, which will meet Australia on Saturday at Twickenham. Guard. Last week they smashed Tonga 69-3, their featured player is another young player: 22-year-old Harlequin half-and-half Marcus Smith came into the game for the final 28 minutes, scoring one of his team’s 11 tries. Smith has long been spoken of as a once-in-a-generation talent: some refer to him as “the brightest young thing since Jonny Wilkinson.”

The only thing holding him back from a normal starting point seems to be Eddie Jones’ well-known leniency in giving blood to young actors. England’s manager needs to get over this reluctance: “Marcus Smith should play #10 this week against Australia, nonstop.”