Scottish Six Nations Hope

No ratings yet. Log in to rate.

Scotland did something special on Saturday. They did something just about every Scotsman dreams of, but that never quite comes to pass except on very special occasions; they beat England. At rugby, specifically.  

Early penalties were traded, magnificent tries were scored - Huw Jones forcing his way through half the England team single handed being the crown jewel, with a beautiful Finn Russell pass coming a close second-nerves were tested, demons were banished, a twelve-point margin of victory - Scotland 25 England 13 - was achieved. It was great. 

After all, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to describe Scotland’s victory in the Calcutta Cup as a seismic event in Scottish Rugby. It was the first Scottish victory in the fixture since 2008; the biggest margin of victory over England since the 1980’s; the biggest Scottish victory since Australia last autumn and, most importantly, it has brought Scotland as close to a maiden Six Nations title - their last win was the final Five Nations competition in 1999-as they have ever been.  

Which, admittedly, isn’t saying much. The Scots have a five-point deficit on the Irish - who have clocked two bonus-point victories and are unbeaten this campaign - and are still a point behind England despite their Murrayfield victory over the Auld Enemy.  

To win, Scotland must beat the Irish at the Aviva Stadium - ending a horrid away record in doing so - and secure a bonus point win over Italy. They also must hope that England doesn’t pick up a bonus point, beat Ireland on the last day and that the Scots can rack up a big enough score to secure a superior points difference come to the end of the tournament.  

The point is, there’s a chance. A genuine chance to win something other than moral satisfaction and a wooden spoon-which we were holders of just three short years ago. For a nation which has seen some of the lowest lows imaginable in recent years, that’s quite something. 

Comments

No comments have been made. Please log in to comment.
 

Latest News

Vacancy: Design & Marketing Assistant

Are you a student designer? Join our team with this part-time vacancy!

 
Vacancy: Trustee Board Member (External)

We are looking to recruit a new external trustee to our Trustee Board, find out more here.

 
 

Top stories from Radar

RGU takes part in the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence UN campaign

November 25th marked the World International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It also saw the beginning of the ‘16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign, which RGU: Union is currently supporting.

 
#teamtrees: the internet's attempt to save our planet

YouTubers are uniting to plant 20 million trees, and they’re more than halfway there.

 
November's Meme of the Month

November has been a wild month for memes ranging from the funny, the weird, a generational revolt and even political conspiracies. Let Radar take you on this wild ride as we tell you guys what our Meme of the Month is!

 
How to Conquer Your Fear of Presentations

Do you find your knees shaking, palms sweating and a fear building inside of you at just the mere mention of class presentations? Well Radar is here to give you some pro tips to hopefully reduce the stress of saying your piece for that all important grade!