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March 16, 2024

Another defeat for Scotland U20

Posted by Editor on March 16, 2024 09:39 AM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Jonny Morris and the Scotland pack showed up well in Cork
Scotland U20 ended their Six Nations campaign with a heavy defeat to Ireland in Cork on Friday night.

Despite the scoreline, the young Scots showed a great deal of grit and spirit. Ireland scored four of their five tries in the final quarter of the game, two when the visitors were down a man, having initially led by just 7-0 at the interval.

However, the result leaves Scotland without a win in this year's competition - something head coach Kenny Murray addressed after the game. Murray said: "We're disappointed to lose games. We want to win but I said to the boys in among results, the performance gets lost. We've had a lot of really good performances throughout in the Six Nations but we've not got the 80 minute performances we've wanted. We beat France and England in the second half and I don't think we've ever done that before.

"I'm optimistic going into the Junior World Trophy. If we can defend and play like that first 50 minutes I don't think anyone will break us down in that world trophy.

"Ireland are big, big men and they are fit guys. It was always going to take it out of us a bit in that second half. I always try to be positive and optimistic but we competed really well with Ireland. There's things we need to get better at to get an 80 minute performance but there's a lot to look forward to over the next couple of months and into the Junior World Trophy."