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Scotland legend lays into ‘mediocre’ Laidlaw and other players

Scott Hastings says Greig Laidlaw and other current stars must show they deserve a place against Wales after some very  “mediocre” Six Nations performances so far.

He told Omnisport: “Scotland are misfiring at the moment and whilst we can look at the injury list – which has been significant – there is enough experience in Gregor Townsend’s wider squad for the senior players to stand up and deliver.

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“Unfortunately for some reason they are not firing. Apart from a pretty solid 60 minutes against Italy and a reasonably solid half against Ireland, Scotland have played very little good rugby in the championship.

“The likes of Laidlaw, Jonny Gray, Stuart McInally, Tommy Seymour, they are not coming out with standout performances. They are just coming out with a mediocre performance. It’s difficult sometimes on the international field – I know from my experience – sometimes you go out there and you can’t get into the game.


“But if you consider 12 months ago Scotland were hammering England at Murrayfield. Scotland have got to wake up and wake up soon as the match against Wales and the daunting trip to face England at Twickenham, it could be a horrendous finish, but equally it could be a glorious finish if they can find the levels of intensity.”

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