Sometimes I think Rugby might be getting the run of itself.

The article was headed:

“Scotland face Italy in Gregor Townsend’s first match in charge”

It continued:

Scotland will take on Italy in Singapore in Gregor Townsend’s first match as national head coach. Townsend, who replaces the departing Vern Cotter in May, will lead the side on their three-match tour in June. After the Italy game, which will be the first tier one international played in Singapore, Scotland face Australia in Sydney and Fiji in Suva. “This time will be invaluable for our coaching team as we strive to further improve the squad,” Townsend said.

and then this…

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby chief operating officer, said: “Our first Test in Singapore sees the continuation of our long-term objective of further-globalising the Scottish Rugby brand in Asia-Pacific, as part of an exciting summer tour to the southern hemisphere for the Scotland team.”

Repeat after me, or rather please don’t.

“further-globalising the Scottish Rugby brand in Asia-Pacific” 

Doubtless the next bright, focus group driven, idea will be that rugby needs to get back to its roots….

Now don’t think I am in any way anti-Scottish rugby I was delighted with their recent resurgence, the match against Wales apart, but really?

Don’t know about “getting the run of itself?” Read more HERE

Published by Alun Rees

Dental Business Coach. Analyst. Troubleshooter. Consultant. Writer. Presenter. Broadcaster.

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