Greg Mumm: Composure and smart rugby saves Wallabies

By Greg Mumm Wow – talk about a heart starter. Not the comfortable game you wanted if you were planning to go back to bed at 4am, but a rewarding thriller that did justice to the knock-out stages and your commitment to getting up in the first place. First of all, hats off to Scotland. An image that caught my attention on half time was of them calmly banding together and walking off the field with the lead, shoulder to shoulder united in their effort to make the semi-finals. This is the way they approached the challenge and very nearly pulled it off for each other and their country. They were magnificent in their physical approach to the game, with aggression and leg-drive in their defence and their carries. Much has been made of the Australian defence in recent weeks, and of our scrum dominance, but rather than wilt before Australia, the Scots took them on. They charged in to them like their ancestors did the fields of Bannockburn, as if Australia’s removal of England had in Sco
Already a subscriber? Log in here.

Continue reading this story for free

Create a free account to continue reading and get more of Rugby News' top stories directly to your inbox.

Or, subscribe for unlimited access

error: Content is protected !!