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November 02, 2022

Smith looks back on first Murrayfield start

Posted by Editor on November 2, 2022 11:53 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Ollie Smith went over for Scotland's first try
Ollie Smith marked his first Murrayfield appearance for Scotland with a try against Australia but concedes it was a game the host's let slip from their grasp.

Speaking in The Scotsman, Smith said "It does kind of feel like that [one that got away]. It's a tough one to take. It just shows we can be up there with the best of them. We were never really out of that game. It felt like we were always in a position to win. The result didn't go our way but there's a lot we can take from that game that we can be proud of. We knew we were going to have to win that game a couple of times because of the way Australia have been going the last few years, but we gave ourselves a chance to win and unfortunately it didn't go our way. But we know we definitely could have won it."

Smith impressed throughout last Saturday's game but knows that may not be enough to keep his place against Fiji. With Stuart Hogg available Smith knows he may have play a role from the sidelines this weekend.

"It's a mixture of both," Smith answered when asked if you support or compete with a direct opponent for the shirt. "You're always fighting for your position, whether it be here or Glasgow or anywhere. Obviously Hoggy is one of the best in the world at the moment and has been for many years. He's very experienced. I wouldn't say there's any bad blood there, I would say it is healthy competition. I'll do the best I can."