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Podcast: Episode 75 – Dougie Donnelly I Presume?

The podcast returns with a bumper episode after our two summer specials. This week Cammy and John look at the current state of Gregor Townsend’s World Cup training squad, chat to Illtud Daffyd about how France’s preparations are going and we look back at Scotland’s appearances at the 1991 World Cup semi final and the 2015 quarter final. One was not as close as people remember but which one? The other still hurts despite the passage of time…

We also chat about our World Cup song and read out a message from someone very dear to our hearts. Finally, in”Hands In The Ruck”, we get stuck into the haters and ponder whether Will Greenwood doesn’t know the laws of rugby or is just pretending not to know for clicks and internet traffic.

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Here’s the footage of the 1991 Semi Final between Scotland and England we discussed in the podcast.

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4 Responses

  1. Hear Hear on the focus on player welfare and dangerous tackles at the end of the pod.

    Testify Cammy!

    Great pod overall as well.

  2. I really don’t understand why so many people, yourselves included, are convinced of Thomson’s quality. He’s never played an international, so he could be another guy who doesn’t make the step up. Meanwhile, Matt Fagerson and Magnus Bradbury have been in outstanding form, and Wilson is a known quantity and Toonie favourite, so I think that Thomson has to show that he’s better than all three of those to be in with a shout. I think that we are more willing to buy into the hype if a player’s from New Zealand, and I hope he turns out to be spectacular, but at the moment he’s just a very good club player with limited experience of NH rugby.

  3. As if Scottish rugby didn’t need another downer after Saturday’s performance, have you noticed that Ben Skeen is the TMO for the Japan match at the World Cup?

  4. Great podcast as usual chaps, only just got to the end of it! Enjoyed having a look at the 1991 match (before my time) it is absolutely mental, they literally go flying into rucks, bodies everywhere! I think refs would be blowing their whistles every two seconds now a days, I don’t think anyone was ever onside! Also never noticed the odd technique of booting a restart directly into the oppositions in goal area and letting them get a 22 drop out before, was that the done thing back then?

    It is also still too painful to watch the 2015 match again. I seem to remember at the time the feeling of “how are we still in this”, they should have ran away with it but we (Greig Laidlaw) didn’t let them, despite my protestations at the time of “kick to the corner for *****sake” he kept the scoreboard ticking over nicely. I don’t buy the intercept / charge down tries being flukes either, we made an awful habit of scoring them during Vern’s time, it must have been a planned tactic, and it worked so that’s no fluke.

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