Rugby Union: Gregor: We're All in Tears; THE VERDICT

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Rugby Union: Gregor: We're All in Tears; THE VERDICT


GREGOR Townsend last night fought back tears as he relived Scotland's latest Calcutta Cup heartache - and admitted: "This was the worst of the lot."

The stand-off had played a blinder as the Scots went so close to clinching their first success on enemy territory since 1983.

Townsend, who claimed one of Scotland's three touchdowns, declared: "This was the most frustrating experience of my career.

"I always thought 1994 would be hard to surpass for bad luck when England won with the last kick of the game at Murrayfield.

"But this one was much worse. All the guys are absolutely gutted and there was a fair bit of sobbing in the changing room."

Townsend added: "We put so much into the game and to end up with absolutely nothing is hard to accept - but we must accept it and keep our heads up.

"We play Italy in a couple of weeks and that is the right time to vent our frustrations. …

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