'Me, Blair and Duhan complement each other really' - Edinburgh trio's impressive Scotland impact
Darcy Graham was excited to finally link up with his Edinburgh back three colleagues for Scotland – and cap it off by weighing in with at least a try each. Graham scored two tries in the 48-7 friendly win over Georgia, while fellow winger Duhan van der Merwe scored on his debut before Blair Kinghorn got in on the act in the final moments.
“It was unreal,” Graham said. “I know what Duhan can do, he has done it for three years for Edinburgh, he has been outstanding. Me, Blair and Duhan complement each other really well so it was really exciting to have our whole Edinburgh back three.
“It was the first time we have all scored in the same game so it was quite nice for us all. I kind of know what Blair is going to do before he knows it. I always give him room to work off. It definitely helps knowing what they are going to do, it does make a huge difference.
“Duhan has fitted right in and has not looked out of place. The Scotland camp is a great environment and these boys can easily slip in and it showed on Friday, he didn’t look nervous at all and he took everything in his stride.”
Graham is now looking to take the positives into Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Wales at the Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli.
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The 23-year-old made his debut on the same stage two years ago and scored his first international try against the same opponents at BT Murrayfield the following year. However, both games ended in defeats. Now, with seven tries in eleven international appearances to his name, Graham is looking to go one better against Wales, who are three points behind Scotland in fifth place.
Graham said: “We are only going to get a few chances so we are going to have to take them when they’re on. Two years ago on my first cap we never did that, we had a few chances and didn’t execute them and ended up losing the game. So when we get our chances on Saturday we are going to have to be clinical and finish them off.”
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Well done in putting Eddie's stats into perspective Nick. I'd like to see the try/phase stats after discounting tries from rolling mauls and intercepts. Reminds me of the story Rocky Elsom once told about how the Edster figured out that scrums only take up an average of 8 minutes a game. Apparently our Messiah thus concluded that the team should only devote 8 minutes to the scrum at training!Go to comments
Yo Nicholas. The crowd at the Roar told me you'd quit and I'd find your column elsewhere. Great to see you're still on the job. I enjoyed this, and and no wonder I missed you. Over at the other place, on the day before you posted this, I commented on the game against the Reds: "Carter Gordon was another interesting player on the field, although his form wasn’t well showcased in the match, which isn’t to say he didn’t play well, only that he didn’t particularly star. I know virtually nothing about CG, and wonder if I’m seeing a tall thin 10 who holds the ball with both hands and likes to tackle, besides everything else … I dare not say who that reminds me of." I was scared of putting the mocker on him, but now you've said it! Are we seeing the ghost of Bernie? Early days, but he's certainly refreshing.Go to comments