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Autumn Nations Cup

Postby Ron on Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:01 am

For further details of the Autumn Nations Cup, to be televised on Amazon Prime, please click on the link below which will hopefully take you to the 6Nations Press Release.

https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/2020/09 ... -cup-2020/
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby The Feral Goat on Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:13 pm

Scotland squad:

Forwards: Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), Jamie Bhatti (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Cowan (London Irish), Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors), Cornell du Preez (Worcester Warriors), Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs), Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Nick Haining (Edinburgh), Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), Willem Nel (Edinburgh), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs), Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh), Blade Thomson (Scarlets), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh).

Backs: Darcy Graham (Edinburgh), Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors), Chris Harris (Gloucester), Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs), George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh), Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors), Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), James Lang (Harlequins), Sean Maitland (Saracens), Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors), Finn Russell (Racing 92), Scott Steele (Harlequins), Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh), Duncan Weir (Worcester Warriors).
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby disco on Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:16 pm

Ins and outs, squad stats and a conveyor belt depth chart for the Scotland selection for the 2020 Autumn Tests:

https://ontopofthemoon.com/2020/10/12/scotlands-autumn-2020-squad-ins-and-outs/
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby disco on Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:47 pm

So it begins...For the Scottish Rugby Blog here's the match preview for Scotland v Georgia:

https://www.scottishrugbyblog.co.uk/2020/10/scotland-v-georgia-autumn-tests-2020-match-preview/
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby dolf_lundgren on Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:40 am

Given this is technically outwise the international window, are we likely to see more home based players playing?

It is a good chance to blood the likes of Steel and Kebble, and give game time to others.

obviously Hogg, Maitland, Gray and Skinner wont be available.
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby disco on Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:19 am

dolf_lundgren wrote:Given this is technically outwise the international window, are we likely to see more home based players playing?

It is a good chance to blood the likes of Steel and Kebble, and give game time to others.

obviously Hogg, Maitland, Gray and Skinner wont be available.

The release period began on the 19th for training (5 clear days before the first matchday in the window of 24th October) so clubs will have had to make players available in time to start with Scotland on Monday.
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby gowrie on Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:23 pm

Good strong team, should be getting a comfortable win at home. I think the main thing is if we can put real pace and width on the ball, we were pretty stodgy in the 6N, hopefully we can use the wings effectively
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby disco on Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:14 pm

14 of the 23 players for Scotland's Test against Georgia on Friday have progressed from playing for Scotland u20s. Here's a quick look at the success rate of this key development pathway.

http://ontopofthemoon.com/.../scotland-under-20s-a-key.../
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby The Feral Goat on Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:26 pm

Not a classic first 40.

Nobody really standing out in a positive or negative light.

From ER watch Sutherland scrumming well, toolis jumping well. Watson being watson.

Graham looks sharp and always seems to make good decisions.

They have 2 or 3 on DVDM must be space elsewhere we need to be looking for. Bit like Edinburgh need to get ball to the wingers in space rather than squashed against touchline.
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby The Feral Goat on Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:28 pm

Ok hit out, Georgia physical but not much else. We forced things a bit at times and concentration could have been better at points.

Looking forward to seeing DVDM playing with hogg, russell, johnson they will put him on the ball at the right time.

Toolis i thought good nice balance with cummings. Kebble looked good with some nice touches on debut.

Tougher challenges to come but enough to be positive about.
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby The Nudger on Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:42 pm

Hastings was absolutely rank Wful tonight which didn't help the backplay. Forwards were good and defence went okay. What a player Darcy Graham is!
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby The Feral Goat on Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:49 pm

The Nudger wrote:Hastings was absolutely rank Wful tonight which didn't help the backplay. Forwards were good and defence went okay. What a player Darcy Graham is!


His place kicking was not good enough and Kinghorn did most of the touch kicking and did it well. But hastings biggest problem is russell the comparison is a bit unfair but the speed of thought and pass make such a difference.

Agree on Graham, intelligent as well as hard as LawrenceBryce, loved that he was confident enough to try the outside which was only about 1m.
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby Pitfitter446 on Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:44 pm

Good showing from Edinburgh crew but can someone explain to Blair when is the right time to offload, felt at time he wanted to go solo.
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup

Postby Fanscene on Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:30 pm

I may be wrong, but it looks like the Scotland matches in the Autumn Nations Cup is only available on
Amazon!!

Very disappointed if this is the only way to watch. I cant justify taking a subscription for glorified friendlies.

If it had been Premier, fair enough as that is the Pro-14 or BT Sport because of the European matches!

But the only games on terrestrial are the Ireland matches! They are on C4. Seems strange that they can have a separate contract to the rest. Though it was them that wanted Premier (Setanta) for the Pro-14
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