Bryan Easson reacts as Scotland bow out of Rugby World Cup
Scotland head coach Bryan Easson was left to rue missed opportunities as his side were knocked out of the Women’s Rugby World Cup following a 57-0 thrashing at the hands of hosts New Zealand.
New Zealand stormed to a dominant victory in front of their home crowd, with Scotland unable to get on the scoresheet, and they exit the tournament after defeats by Wales and Australia.
Despite an improved second half performance, it was a disappointing defeat for Scotland and Easson.
“We got caught cold a little bit, but second half we kept the ball so much better. It shows what they’re all about,” he told BBC Sport.
“We’re ready to kick on again and we want to be back on this stage. The two losing bonus points could have been two wins – that’s how close we are.”
Renee Holmes on the Black Ferns big win over Scotland Women at Rugby World Cup 2021. #RWC2021 pic.twitter.com/5ReeL8r1PJ
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It was a New Zealand side showing a number of changes as they prepare for the knockout stages, but seven tries were scored before the half-time break, with another two added in the second half. Renee Holmes and Renee Wickliffe both recorded braces for the Black Ferns.
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I suggest for an injection of rugby enthusiasm watch URC and Heineken Cup. Last night's game between campions Stormers and 15 on the trot unbeaten Leinster ended in a thrilling the draw in the worst possible rugby conditions producing seven tries, outstanding defence, and some really exciting running by both sides. Huge physicality, great set piece contests (virtually every lineout was contested), great maul, running, intercept and kick chase tries and just about everything one could want. One side 22 points adrift after 35 minutes only to go five up with ten to play putting on 27 unanswered points and then in the death an absolutely magic try levelling the score with an impossible kick in high wind being snatched away at the last second. all in front of a full house stadium and over half a million TV viewers. Now that is the game played in heaven - rugby.Go to comments
Nice one Nick. He actually reminds me of more physical David Knox - those deft passes to keep the defences guessing still burns in my memory.Go to comments