June 01, 2006

Scotland 66 Barbarians 19

It was a glorious evening as we settled into our seats at Murrayfield, Scotland's national rugby stadium in western Edinburgh, to watch this test match between Scotland and the Barbarians, an invitational select touring side. Around 25,000 went to watch the game which meant the stadium was less than half-full, but it was fine atmosphere and the Scotland boys really put on a show. Nine tries, some great flowing rugby and 66 points on the board, 31 of them scored by this man, Chris Paterson. The photo shows him converting one of his tries. You can see more photos from the match and around the stadium at my flickr. Murrayfield is also one of the host venues for the 2007 Rugby World Cup to be held in France. We will play New Zealand here and backed by a partisan Scottish crowd, we might just beat them for the first time ever.

1 comment:

Louise said...

Beat New Zealand? Do you realise what that would do to our economy and general well being?- though we would rather lose to the scots than the Australians.