So here are the dates of Scotland’s World Cup games and locations for 2011. At least it allows us to start planning already! It looks like we get to go all over, to Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch and then Auckland for the biggie…and perhaps beyond? Although it means back to back matches with the two top seeds, it’s nice of them to put that one last – it could become an all or nothing encounter at the Cake Tin. Imagine the intense craziness of the St Etienne game… versus England? I’m having a panic attack just thinking about it.
Scotland v Play-off winner, Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill
Scotland v Europe 1, Carisbrook, Dunedin
Argentina v Scotland, Christchurch Stadium
England v Scotland, Eden Park, Auckland
Quarter-final Two: 8 October
Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A
Quarter-final Four: 9 October
Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B
In other news, the Evans boys and Euan Murray have just announced the signing of new contracts with Glasgow and Northampton respectively.