Scots on the verge of greatness
BYRON McGuigan believes he has joined a Scotland set-up on the verge of “something special”.
The Sale wing marked his first international start against Australia with a try brace as the Scots registered their biggest ever win against one of the Southern Hemisphere’s big three.
The Namibian-born 28-yearold was not even meant to be in Gregor Townsend’s starting XV but Stuart Hogg suffered a hip injury in the warm-up. SCOTLAND AUSTRALIA 53 24
The Dark Blues ran in eight tries against an exhausted Wallabies side who played the second half a man light after Sekope Kepu was sent-off for a shoulder barge on Hamish Watson.
McGuigan – who qualifies thanks to his Glaswegian mother – thinks his side’s record win is proof they are ready to become genuine elite level contenders.
“There’s definitely something special brewing here,” said the former Glasgow back, who made his debut off the bench last week against the All Blacks.
“Over the years, Scotland has just been getting better and the last few years since the World Cup has showed that.
“It’s great to be involved in this set up. From the management down to the players, everyone is working very hard. It’s very good.”