daftbeaker wrote:Tomorrow could be interesting. If the weather is good I think the Irish will have a win with a reasonable lead of about 15-20 points. If it chucks it down then it could be a much closer game. If the Scots win then the French team are in with a real chance of getting the Wooden Spoon
Well, I was wrong but for the right reasons. Good weather and a decent pitch, the Irish had about 75% possession and 80% territory in the first half, 3 try-scoring opportunities and 2 penalties. All Scotland managed to do was defend, I don't think they ever carried the ball past the half way line. Ireland should have been about 20 points ahead by half time.
Somehow (and I still don't quite understand how) they managed 3 points and missed the conversion of their second half try. Losing Jonathan Sexton to injury seems to have made a big difference to the Irish side and their scrum seems a bit weaker without Cian Healy who's still banned for that stamp against England. Scotland remembered they needed to attack and, while they never looked like they were going to score a try, put pressure on the Irish and took the penalties. 12-8 doesn't really do justice to such a tense game, especially the last 10 minutes or so.
France are in danger of getting the Wooden Spoon, especially if their coach continues taking all their best players off mid-match