Blair Kinghorn is hoping to savour the joy of six after insisting Scotland’s unbeaten streak is no fluke. Gregor Townsend’s team are currently on their joint-best run since the advent of professional rugby, having chalked up consecutive wins over Italy, France, Georgia, Wales and the Azzurri again.
“Winning five international games in a row is not a fluke. We have been playing good rugby, regardless of what people think of the other teams. We play a good brand of rugby.” Kinghorn said. “We managed to keep our momentum going from the Six Nations, which was great to see. I think a lot of that comes from our defence as well. We conceded the fewest points in the Six Nations, which is a great start, and we have managed to keep backing that up.”
“We obviously back ourselves in every game we go into. Yeah, France only had 14 men last time we played but quite often you see teams with 14 men come out on the winning side of the result because a team with 15 think they have got the game won and relax,” he added. “That wasn’t the case with us, so hopefully we can back that performance up and get another victory.”
“I think the main feeling I had in the first game against France was that in the second half I felt really comfortable. I felt we could contain their threats are very well.” Kinghorn continued. “They have some dangerous individuals, but we defended really well that day and it was good to get the result. I think we are all buying into the same goal. Line breaks and missed tackles will always happen in games, that’s the nature of the game, but you see our work rate and our relentless effort to work hard for each other. That’s the main point – everyone is working hard together for one goal.”