Front row Scots im­press

He calls a spade a spade and an English­man a pom. There is no stop­ping Toko­roa’s Larry Sul­li­van dish­ing the dirt on Pool B.

South Waikato News - - RUGBY WORLD CUP -

The teams that progress from pool play in group B are go­ing to be match hard­ened and have their de­fen­sive pat­terns well honed. Tough, rugged grind­ing games are the norm with these teams and the three games this week were as tough as any we have seen in the cup this far. While they will be match hard­ened, skill lev­els, ac­cu­racy and flair are de­fi­cient in the main. These will be ar­eas the top guns, Eng­land, Scot­land and Ar­gentina will be work­ing on in the next cou­ple of weeks.

A dour 15-6 win to Scot­land against Ge­or­gia last Wed­nes­day was a wel­come four points for the Scots but a morale boost for Ge­or­gia. Scot­land was only a few touches from run­ning in three or four tries but al­ways the last pass skills were ab­sent, or the ded­i­cated Ge­or­gian de­fence stymied the at­tack. Scot­land’s out­side backs looked sharp but were starved of qual­ity ball by the in­ep­ti­tude of the halves. Mean­while the for­ward bat­tle was ti­tanic, the so-called Scot­land B pack scrum­maged well against the very

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