Rugby Time for One Giant Effort; David V Goliath: Scots Must Find Their Form to Avoid Humiliation against New, Improved England
Sinclair, Paul, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
IF we are at our best when we have been written off, Scotland will produce the greatest performance in the history of rugby tomorrow against England.
Never have our prospects looked so bleak. Never have we been written off so completely.
We're not being written off by the English, though. Despite winning the last 10 matches against us, our southern neighbours clearly still remember the last time they came to Murrayfield to claim a Grand Slam in 1990.
The slow march of David Sole's men that day has been relived time and again in the past week but this England team has needed no reminder of how things finished that day - with Scotland's last Calcutta Cup win and last Slam after a 13-7 victory.
England look focussed and have the confidence of a side which has won its last four matches without being overly troubled.
Before the Six Nations began this match looked like being England's toughest - now it looks as though it could be one of their easiest.
Scotland may have won the last Five Nations but we are still waiting for our first win in the new, expanded tournament.
It has not just been results …
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Publication information: Article title: Rugby Time for One Giant Effort; David V Goliath: Scots Must Find Their Form to Avoid Humiliation against New, Improved England. Contributors: Sinclair, Paul - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland). Publication date: April 1, 2000. Page number: 58. © 2009 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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