Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hope springs eternal for Hadden

Very encouraging win for Scotland at Murrayfield, hopefully marking the start of a new era with the Evans brothers at the forefront. But I was slightly bemused by Frank Hadden's comments afterwards - 'with Wales losing last night, this championship is wide open...we think we'll have a big say in it'. Does that mean he thinks Scotland can still win the Six Nations? As far as I can see, even if we win our remaining two games (which would include a first win at Twickenham since 1983), to actually win the championship we'd need Wales to lose to Italy - and then to bounce back from that improbable and crushing defeat by beating Ireland the following week. Oh, and we'd also need France to lose to either England or Italy. And even if all that happened, we probably still wouldn't win the championship because of points difference.

Couldn't we just aim for third or something?

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