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Dejection at the final whistle following defeat by Japan. But the numbers just don't stack up for Scotland. Picture: PA.

Allan Massie: Scotland needs a third professional club

The post-mortem will go on for a long time, as indeed it must. It should, however, be extended well beyond an examination of coaches, players and performances, for it is likely that such an examination will yield few useful results. Indeed it might lead to the conclusion that, things being as they are, we did a bit worse than we had hoped, but it is unlikely we could have done much better.

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Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson, right, with chief operating officer Dominic McKay. Picture: David Gibson/Fotosport/Shutterstock

Comment: Mark Dodson has his critics but stance he took on Japan game was right

Heading home, heads bowed and nursing wounds, Scotland have now been kicked while they’re down and cast as the bad guys by 
the Rugby World Cup organisers. Misconduct charges have been issued against the SRU for comments made about the potential cancellation of the final group match against Japan, as the destructive Typhoon Hagibis descended upon the Tokyo-Yokohama area.

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