Head coach keen to project a united front

Scotland’s dearth of tries is becoming more than acute and as fingers begin to be pointed at personnel in the back room team head coach Andy Robinson is keen to project collective responsibility.

Repeatedly quizzed after the 13-6 home defeat by England on why Scotland, who have now gone four matches without a touchdown, cannot make breakthroughs, Robinson said: “I’ve got to look at what we are doing as a group. I’m accountable for that. I know our responsibility there and we will keep working at it.”

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While keen to claim that Scotland are a team on and off the pitch the comment did appear to leave scope for a change in personnel if the heat continues to be turned up on a head coach with a record of two wins from 11 Six Nations fixtures. The onus for attack lies with Gregor Townsend and, whatever his credentials, things are not working.