Sport Comment & Analysis

Wednesday 22 August 2018

There were times against Wales when Keith
Earls (above) looked like he was in danger of
dislocating a shoulder, so wildly was he flapping
his arms trying to get attention Photo: Sportsfile

Brendan Fanning: Ireland to confirm home dominance 

We asked a Scottish colleague last week about the mood over there in the wake of the Murrayfield Massacre of England. Notwithstanding the ripple of embarrassment spreading through the rugby ranks of that country after the abuse of Eddie Jones by a few well 'pished' Scots at a Manchester train station - Jones was heading to Old Trafford where a warmer welcome awaited - our pal likened it to a time from another era when the Scots lost the run of themselves completely.