Monday, 28 February 2011

a trip to Murrayfield

Scotland played Ireland at Murrayfield yesterday. Sunshine and light winds made for good conditions and an exciting game. Scotland (as is their wont) were always behind. Ireland scored 3 converted tries, with Scotland keeping in touch through kicks from Chris Paterson & Dan Parks. Despite a late rally by Scotland, Ireland held out to win 21-18.

Richie Gray had a storming game for Scotland - with his blonde hair he was very noticeable. Another very blonde (some might say white) haired gentleman had brought his boots to the game and was hoping for a late call-up to the subs' bench. In the end Andy Robinson decided that Rev T's services were not required and so he took his place in the stand instead. But with Scotland now facing England at Twickenham next, Rev T will be polishing his boots just in case. You never know....

left - at the game, Mr & Mrs Rev T, Chris Smith, YC
right - faithful Scottish supporters Rita & Lesley

left - Dan Parks lines up another penalty
right - Ronan O'Gara re-starts for Ireland