Updated: 17/06/2012 17:16 | By pa.press.net

Work to do for Scotland - Robinson

Andy Robinson is urging his Scotland team to concentrate harder when leading games

Andy Robinson is urging his Scotland team to concentrate harder when leading games

Scotland coach Andy Robinson was determined to keep a lid on any chance of euphoria after his side's four-tries-to-three win over Fiji in Lautoka - their second win of their Southern Hemisphere tour.

Rather than being overjoyed, he was particularly critical of the team's performance in the second half when they allowed the home side to come back from being 24-11 down to come within two points of taking the lead before man-of-the-moment Tim Visser sealed a 37-25 win with a late try.

Robinson was pleased with the result, but acknowledged that the match, played in searing tropical heat, also showed areas that still need work. He said: "It is very pleasing to win."

He added: "The last time, Scotland came here with a very good side and lost heavily. The good thing is that we did win the game, scored 37 points and Visser's first try was a cracker.

"Greig Laidlaw's as well, from the way that we moved the ball, but we cannot allow sides to come back into the game. If you do that, you will get punished."

Even Visser, whose two tries on his debut lived up to all the hype that had surrounded him in the build up to the game after he completed his three years of Scottish residency to qualify for his adopted country, only got a wry: "He did all right", from the coach.

The player himself was obviously delighted, though, saying: "As soon as the first whistle went, I went to myself: 'Yeah, go! I actually have a cap now, which is brilliant'.

"Being able to score that first try and finish off that second makes it a brilliant day for me.

"There was a lot of good rugby but also a lot of stuff that we said we wouldn't do. We turned the ball over a lot. It showed how dangerous they are ball in hand that every time they got a turnover, we were under pressure.

"That is something we did not want to do, we will take the good points from this but there is still a lot to work on."

16/06/2012 22:20
Very well done the Scots  the only home side to win , so much for that wooden spoon ,  always said those in the nations results did not reflect  the Scots team
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