Liam Toland: Scotland to find Ireland a different proposition

Schmidt's side will not offer up the chances provided by England’s poor technique

At a pre-Scotland media briefing, head coach Joe Schmidt delivers a challenge: if you are going to accuse his Ireland team of being one-dimensional bullies, bring some clear evidence.

What I wonder, is Gregor Townsend’s reaction to a mistake?

What you measure, you manage but coaches manage mistakes in different ways. What might he say to a Scottish Simon Zebo; one minute creating carnage for the opposition and the next?

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