Sunday, November 15, 2009

Scotland brush aside Fiji at Murrayfield

Scotland brush aside Fiji at Murrayfield

Scotland coach Andy Robinson got his career at the helm under way with a comfortable 23-10 win over the Fijians at Murrayfield on Saturday.

It was coach Robinsons first match back in Test rugby after the disastrous end to his England coaching stint three years ago. He replaced Frank Hadden in June, and couldnt have asked for a better start after the comfortable win over the dangerous Fijians.

"Very, very satisfied; I thought, the first 35 minutes, we were in complete control," said Robinson.

Phil Godman kicked 13 points, while tries were scored by Johnnie Beattie and Graeme Morrison. Fiji scored a try of their own just before the halftime interval through Vereniki Goneva.

"They came back into the game and they got that opportunity just before half-time, which is a little bit frustrating, because it was the first time that they looked dangerous on our line," said Robinson.

"That's what Test rugby's about, to put more points on the opposition when you've got the pressure on.

"We coughed up too many balls. We just made a few too many errors, gave a few too many penalties away - easy penalties to give away, which gave back the control to Fiji.

"These are lessons that we've got to learn. This is the first step so we are not going to get carried away, there is a lot to improve on and the guys understand that," he said.

Scotland has tough matches against Australia and Argentina coming up over the next few weeks.

Time: 04:29
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