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Scots Stun Sorry England

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 9 Mar 2008 at 07:21

Jonny Wilkinson broke Test rugby’s world points record but England suffered another Calcutta Cup calamity, going down 15-9 to battling Scotland at Murrayfield.

Sporting Life reports that England head coach Brian Ashton must now expect to face the music after an error-strewn display in often dismal conditions.

His decision to ditch Wasps star Danny Cipriani backfired as England performed with no attacking flair and just as little tactical acumen.

Their outside chance of claiming the RBS 6 Nations title evaporated as Chris Paterson – Scotland’s matchwinner in the same fixture two years ago – returned to haunt them.

Gloucester ace Paterson booted four penalties – he kicked five on England’s last Murrayfield visit – while substitute Dan Parks landed a long-range effort.

England have now lost on three of their last five Murrayfield visits.

Scotland captain and man-of-the-match Mike Blair was overjoyed.

He said: “It’s just a massive relief.

“We’ve not had anything to shout about for a few games.

“We’re just overjoyed we could do it.

“It’s a typical Scottish performance, guts and determination.

“There was bit more to it than that as well. There was some great ball retention, some bright, smart play.”

Head coach Frank Hadden hailed the Murrayfield crowd and took a swipe at Scotland’s critics.

“I’m just really delighted for the fans, the long-suffering supporters.

“We had a lot of supporters out there; we’ve got a lot of critics as well.

“That win definitely wasn’t for the critics – that was for the support we received over the past couple of weeks.”


  • His decision to ditch Wasps star Danny Cipriani backfired as England performed with no attacking flair and just as little tactical acumen.

    You can’t really blame him for dropping Cipriani though can you?

    It must have been a tough decision but players need who break the discipline rules need to be dealt with.

    Maybe a huge fine or something would have been suited if Cipriani was considered vital to the cause.

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.03.08 07:36:27 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Personally I’m glad England lost..I can sit and watch almost any team play except them. Their playing style puts me to sleep.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.03.08 07:49:36 by milissa Reply
  • I have 4 of their Jerseys in my cupboard 🙁

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.03.08 08:12:42 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 4 English jerseys????? how????

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.03.08 08:16:55 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • Way back when………………

    We were still in isolation and I supported the POMS. 😳

    Have always like the Jersey design and have bought them on that basis.

    Kette actually had to walk into the OLD shark cage in Dbn and ask Adrian Garvey and Hugh Reece-Edwards where she could find one in 1996. 😆 Shame she took a bit of ribbing from the guys. 😆

    I am trying to buy a US RWC and Scotland RWC jersey off World rugby shop at the moment but would you believe they do not accept SA credit cards because of fraud risks 👿

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.03.08 08:30:21 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Wow… too many freakin Nigerians in RSA now…

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.03.08 08:42:26 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • I pisses me off no end.

    Amazon won’t deliver DVD’s to SA because of the theft risk.

    World rugby shop, which is part of 365 media, (Jan de koning) won’t accept a SA credit card or even ship to SA if I use another credit card.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.03.08 08:47:08 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Well..if you need a non SA addy to send it too you could use mine and then I can just ship it to you from here.

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.03.08 01:38:57 by milissa Reply
  • Hey Milissa

    That’d be cool, let me have a look at the logistics of it and get back to you.

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.03.08 06:51:51 by KSA Shark © Reply
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