Scotland need some soul searching : Robinson

Scotland coach Andy Robinson says that everyone involved in the Scotland Rugby team will need to take a long hard at themselves following their loss to the All Blacks.


After beating a competitive England team last weekend 16-26 the All Blacks hammered Scotland 3-49 at Murrayfield on Saturday.


Scotland had been enjoying an unbeaten run and have been steadily improving under Robinson who has been left reeling by the record hammering at Murrayfield.


“We need to have a hard look at ourselves, me included,” Robinson told BBC Sport.


Scotland took the lead early on with a penalty by Dan Parks but that was all the points Scotland could add for the rest of the match.


“It was a dose of reality for us and a step backwards. We will have to improve for next week against South Africa.” said Robinson.


“We let the nation down today and it’s about how we come back from that,” Robinson said.


“I thought New Zealand were outstanding in the way they played the game of rugby and we were unable to match that.


“It was a dose of reality about what international rugby is about. They expose you and they’re great runners.


“The support play of their outside backs is tremendous.”


A confident All Blacks head coach Graham Henry paid tribute to Scotland but was ultimately thrill with his side’s defence.


“I think we should also give the Scots a pat on the back, they’re pretty rusty, they haven’t played since June,” said Henry.


“They played some good attacking football at times and put us under pressure.”


“I think we defended very well – it’s the best its been for quite some time.”

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