“It sounds like it’ll be a sellout again which is great, the atmosphere at Gloucester was awesome and singing the national anthem we got real goosebumps”.
And I don’t mind at all, because for a change it’s a sport that I actually enjoy watching.
He said, “We may have to change our team an hour before kick off. There are still guys who haven’t trained 100% since the Japan game and are carrying bumps and bruises”.
Scotland have won all of their previous four matches against the United States, but each time by finer margins.
He was already a hero after scoring 24-points in Japan’s famous win over South Africa, and now Ayumu Goromaru has amazed the world once more with an incredible try-saving tackle against Scotland.
“I don’t think there is a person in the world who is not going to feel the affects of it late in the game, so they’ll battle around it”, said Tolkin.
Rugby has become one of the fastest-growing sports in America and the Eagles now boast a number of players who have made their mark on the world stage. There’s always a bit of banter, but that’s part of the whole experience, and everyone enjoys the match peacefully.
With Japan to host the 2019 World Cup, they don’t just want to get their players up to speed, but the referees too. “And that’s my mistake, so I have to get the selection right for the next game”, added Jones. The Welsh were the only team to beat them then 3-0, and since then the Welsh have been an excellent rugby nation and have had an outstanding team.
Henry Pyrgos takes over the captaincy and scrumhalf role from Greig Laidlaw, in his Cup debut to boot.
England will need to step things up now against Wales but I’m certainly confident they will be able to do so.
What you must say, though, is the World Cup has been a great spectacle so far.
“I know the boys have been waiting to play for a long time and the level of physicality and work was really positive for us”, coach Michael Cheika said. “We play a high energy game”.
At 66/1, Argentina’s lack of attacking quality will most likely let them down but their forwards are a match for anyone on their day.
But this game will be pretty much just the third time this team have lined up together and I think they need continuity and unity to continue to develop.
Teammate Al Strokosch has been impressed by Hardie’s combative first three appearances for the Scots but insists they can cope without the 27-year-old.
He said: “There was constant pressure on the game”. Not in the wildest dreams did we expect to get the attention we’ve been getting.
But with such a short turnaround before their next Pool B fixture, they have now been told to take it easy on the caffeine to ensure they do not waste vital sleep.