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Greig leads the way with steely composure under pressure!

6 February 2017

Greig Laidlaw led Scotland to a historic 27-22 victory over Ireland on Saturday – the first opening match win for Scotland since Red Sky’s very own Jason White did the same against France in 2006.

The first half showed a driven Scottish side build a 21-8 advantage, however the Irish came back to lead 22-21 with 15 minutes to play.  Greig and the team showed great composure to execute their game plan under extreme pressure, playing the ball in the right areas to ensure a confident win over the Irish. 

There were some key contributions from Jonny Gray in defence with a huge 28 tackles, his brother Richie equally impressive in ball carries. Young Zander Fagerson also put in a decent shift and worked hard to combat a strong Irish scrum. It was also great to see Mark Bennett and Duncan Weir playing a part in this fantastic victory. 

Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland, in the stands at Murrayfield on the weekend, will have been sure to have taken note of the influence of the Gray brothers and Captain Laidlaw.  

Scotland will head to Paris on Sunday to take on the French team with genuine belief and can hopefully secure their first victory in Paris since 1999.