Scotland fans are not happy despite win - they want Gregor Townsend to go - Ruck

Scotland fans are not happy despite win – they want Gregor Townsend to go

Scotland fans are running out of patience with head coach Gregor Townsend as his team continue to struggle on the pitch.

Despite their comfortable 28-12 win against the flying Fijians, fans are not convinced Townsend is the right man to lead the men in blue into the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

George Turner and Adam Hastings scored first-half tries for the Scots, but Fiji had two of their own through Setariki Tuicuvu and Ratu Rotuisolia. 

The home side struggled to get any fluency into their game, but tries from Duhan van der Merwe and Ben White added gloss to the scoreline.

Dale Miller, Head of news for The Scotsman, wrote on Twitter: “Have been saying to anyone who will listen ever since that 2019 World Cup loss to Japan that Townsend just isn’t the right person to take this Scotland group forward to what they should be achieving. The Russell stand-off is a farce. It’s now or never to bite the bullet,”

A fellow Scotland fan wrote: “Scotland’s men’s’ rugby team are a lot less than the sum of their parts. They look like an unhappy group of men who are being managed by someone that they have to obey but whom they do not choose to follow. I greatly admire Gregor Townsend but I fear it is time for him to go.”

“Not really a rugby tweeter but if Scotland don’t get rid of Gregor Townsend soon it doesn’t look good heading towards the World Cup in France,” said a second.

A third fan wrote: “Whatever spin Gregor Townsend puts on it ,Scotland cannot afford to drop a number 10 considered at his best to be one of the outstanding fly halfs in world rugby. I wish Gregor well but he has got this one badly wrong.”

Scotland have more foreign-born players than the other home nations

RUCK takes an in-depth look at the foreign-born players in each of the home nations Autumn Nations Series squad, and where they were born. It’s an interesting list for sure.

#4. IRELAND – 8: One more than 2021

  1. Jeremy Loughman (USA)
  2. Rob Herring (South Africa)
  3. Finlay Bealham (Australia)
  4. Joe McCarthy (USA)
  5. Jamison Gibson-Park (New Zealand)
  6. Joey Carbery (New Zealand)
  7. Ciaran Frawley (Australia)
  8. Mack Hansen (Australia