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Podcast: Episode 92 – Play Your Stats Right (Christmas Special)

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Cammy is joined by Iain and John as well as stats whizz Kevin Millar (aka Top Of The Moon) to look back at 2019 as well as the past decade in Scottish rugby. Kevin pits one half of Jian Anderhay against the other in a stats battle to the death (sort of) and there’s our special Scottish Rugby version of Bohemian Rhapsody as a wee treat at the end of the podcast.

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6 Responses

  1. Just reading an article from BBC sports on Rob Howley and couldn’t help but chuckle at this part

    His case was heard in Cardiff by an independent panel, chaired by Sir Wyn Williams.

    Now I don’t want to be a propagator of stereotypes but could it be possible that Sir Wyn Williams has Welsh connections? Is that an ideal chair of an independent panel?

  2. Enjoyed. But (obviously):
    Stuart Hogg – most important player for Scottish rugby. Barclay lol??
    Lions – Maitland, Ritchie unlucky not to start.
    Hand in ruck of decade – Joubert, no question.

    1. OK, here are my views:

      TEAM OF THE DECADE:

      Hogg
      Seymour
      Bennett
      Dunbar
      Visser
      Russell
      Laidlaw

      Dickinson
      McInally
      Nel
      Gray
      Gray
      Barclay
      Watson
      Denton

      Ford
      Reid
      Murray
      Gilchrist
      Wilson
      Cusiter
      Weir
      Maitland

      Seymour should’ve been picked for the Lions test team in 2017 (and Hogg too if he hadn’t been injured); Finn Russell should have been treated much better than he was. Richie Gray deserved minutes. Allan Dell, Ryan Grant, Greig Laidlaw and Sean Maitland were all deserving of their call-ups. Jonny Gray, Alex Dunbar, WP Nel, John Barclay, and especially Hamish Watson should’ve joined them.

      Hoggy has been our best player this decade.
      Greeg has been our most important player this decade.
      Barclay has been our best captan this decade.

      Joubert is by far the biggest Hands in the Ruck. The real salt in the wound is that that Argentina semi-final would’ve been winnable for us too.

      Our 2010s decade team would beat our 2000s decade team. (Barclay and Cusiter would be in both, so the 2010s team has Jamie Ritchie and Ali Price instead). We’ve improved on where we were ten years ago. Now, the 1990s team – that’d be a match for the ages.

      And what of our 2020s team? Graham, Hastings, Ritchie, Bradbury, Dobie, Hornito, Cummings, Skinner, Kinghorn, both Fagersons, Crosbie…I’d say the future looks bright for Scotland. Although it’s still a pity Jamie Dobie’s parents named him James and not Tobias – then we could’ve had Tobie Dobie.

    2. In my defence, I wasn’t allowed to pick Russell or Hogg, as others had picked them, so went with Barcs.

      I’d have gone Russell otherwise.

    1. For me, Australia 19 Scotland 24 in Sydney, June 2017. Massive win away against a decent Wallaby side at full strength. A come from behind win featuring a backs to the wall last five minutes or so of dogged defence culminating in a brilliant Dunbar turnover to earn a penalty to finish the Test.
      Calcutta Cup 2018 was excellent, but that win in Oz shades it as we were away from home.

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