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Podcast: Series 3 Episode 1 – Doddie Tennis


The podcast returns to the here and now with Cammy and Rory taking a look back at Scotland’s win over Samoa. We also have stories of our run ins with Doddie Weir and Gary Armstrong and exclusive news about Jonny Gray’s new contract that you won’t find anywhere else!

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5 Responses

  1. I nominate Cammy for next week’s Hands in the Ruck for his pedantic point of order regarding my nomination of Hands in the Ruck last week :)

  2. Entertaining stuff again chaps.

    I thought some very good points on the style we are going for were made. Trying to go all out fast and furious does require lightweight and fit forwards and I think we are finding out that some bulk may be required. That said, Samoa are a very physical side and we weren’t exactly out muscled. Whatever happened to Johnnie Beattie? I seem to remember him giving a disgraceful performance last time he played but his type is exactly what we need, an abrasive ball carrying 8 with a reasonable turn of pace for a big lad. Get the Grays to step up to what they should be capable of ball carrying wise and you have a decent pack without changing too much. The killer Bs were I still think our best backrow in a long time and since. Perfect balance and no weaknesses, a ferocious tackler and grafter, a groundhog / dark arts purveyor and a bruiser. How can we recreate that?

    Our support play has improved immeasurably over the last few years. I think you mentioned in the podcast that you always got the inevitable Mike Blair break but equally inevitably the support would be 20 yards behind him, and he would get stripped or pinged for holding, he wasn’t alone. I think this was possibly the most infuriating trait of Scotland in the not too distant past (along with inability to catch the ball), even when Hogg came on the scene and go for a sprint, no one would follow him.

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