Results tagged “Frank Hadden” from The Glaswegian - Talking Rugby
A MUCH improved performance by Scotland against France but questions still have to be asked on team selection.
As mooted in last week’s blog, playing players out of position in the pack and having no cover at all in one particular area on the bench had the potential to be our downfall and so it proved.
REFUSAL to admit you are wrong can be a difficult thing for someone to do but as long as it is done not long after things have gone belly-up, you would allow yourself some lee-way from the baying hordes.
Frank Hadden's team selection for Saturday's trip to Paris did cave in to what many of us had been saying prior to last weekend's Welsh debacle, the Evans brothers must start.
However, his selection as a whole does smack of merely giving the fans a concession in picking the Glasgow siblings as once again, his team are more notable for who's not there.
THE Billy Connolly videos stacked on top of a wardrobe in the post-match media room at Murrayfield were clearly left beforehand in anticipation for what eventually transpired in yesterday’s Scotland v Wales Six Nations opener - after all, we were in dire need of a good laugh after what we had just seen on the pitch.
If one were being really cynical, I’d hazard a guess that they were installed the Wednesday before the game when coach Frank Hadden announced his team to face the reigning champs.
SAY what you like about Scotland coach Frank Hadden, he certainly provokes debate – although you'll be hard-pressed to find someone congratulating him for his jaw-dropping selection for the Wales match.
Improved performances against Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa suggested that Scottish rugby was experiencing the green shoots of recovery following two consecutive poor Six Nations campaign.
An air of optimism was quietly building for this year's tournament with the hope of Scotland pulling off an upset against last year's grandslam winners and current favourites Wales.