Take your pick - defence, discipline, breakdown technique; the Italians played like a team who fell behind on preseason prep due to background issues. Still, even the most hardcore Scottish fan would admit over the past decade there’d be no guarantees they could take advantage...now, thanks to individuals like Barclay and Horne and the influence of Cotter at the helm, they can certainly feel confident of escaping their RWC pool. Italy, the way things look now, not so much.
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