Podcast: Episode 101 – Medicinal Purposes

This week Cammy and John are joined by Illtud Dafydd from AFP to preview Scotland’s upcoming game against France. Illtud gives us some insight into the current French set up and drops a Finn Russell bombshell.

We discuss the thawing of relations between Russell and Townsend and find out which Scottish rugby stars have been enjoying some ice cream. We also discuss the medicinal properties of Guinness and the prospect of the Six Nations going behind a paywall.

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6 comments on “Podcast: Episode 101 – Medicinal Purposes

  1. Craig on

    Question for the Townsend-Out fans, but also the others:

    Pragmatic rugby that wins or high-flying rugby that doesn’t?

    I know we are 3 games into the super defence game plan but if (and big, hypothetical IF) we get it right and can keep teams out and win, would we rather lose to South Africa playing “screw it just threw it” or beat them playing defensive rugby?

    [edited for language R]

    • Merlot on

      I think the problem is that there is a perception that we are playing dull rugby and still losing.
      Personally, I think the old adage that “forwards win games, backs by how much” can be translated into test rugby as “defences win games, attacks by how much”.
      I don’t want to speak for everyone but I believe we would all take two wins over the next 10 days, irrespective of the performance and/or scorelines.
      This especially true as we are without Finn and Darcy – two talents that can open defences up (without denigrating the undoubted talents of Hastings and Kinghorn).

    • Tasmanian Tiger on

      Craig. What’s your point . We have reverted to a conservative defence based strategy and still lost our opening 2 games. One more defeat in our last 2 games and Townsend should be a memory.

    • Neil H on

      We aren’t winning, and we don’t look like winning. That’s the difference. Keep drinking the Toony koolade though and just believe.

  2. Andrew McGavin on

    I hadn’t realised that Finn had such a close relationship with Simon Zebo off the field as well as on, hanging out daily. It would be interesting to know if Zebo is having any influence on Finn’s response to the current situation, as he (Zebo) has had his own serious disagreements with the Irish RFU / Joe Schmidt.

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