Tangled logic of Scotland controversy exactly what rugby does not need

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Painful finish at Murrayfield will hardly help sport entice new audiences with rethink needed on use of technology

Three away wins on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, three home wins in round two. And yet, for all that, the 2024 championship already has a consistent theme. Five teams struggling for sustained rhythm and a fizzing Ireland on another level entirely, demonstrating to the rest of the field how it could and should be done.

Even the brilliant young Irish anthem singer was a cut above in comparison to the two games on Saturday, both of them modest in terms of overall quality. Scotland really should have put away a sluggish – again – France, and England could not have complained too loudly had a callow Wales hung on at Twickenham. The abiding memory will be the slimness of the final margins rather than the superlative standard of play.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/11/scotland-france-try-rugby-union-six-nations under the title “Tangled logic of Scotland controversy exactly what rugby does not need”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.