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.
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