Cotter elated with ‘improved’ Scotland

Date published: February 4 2017

Scotland coach Vern Cotter praised his side for their resourcefulness as they overcame Ireland 27-22 at Murrayfield.

Scotland were able to hold out a spirited Ireland side to win late on. The game was remarkably similar to their clash with Australia in November when they lost 22-23, except this time with a far more positive result for Scotland.

Cotter lauded his charges after showing masses of improvement since last year.

“When there was one point in it at the end there I suppose everyone thought it was a similar scenario,” Cotter the Six Nations website.

“But the guys have obviously learned and improved and we managed to claw our way back in at the end there so I think it’s a great win for them.

“I think it will validate a lot of the work they have been doing and I’m really happy, it’s quite a nice feeling to be honest.

“Australia was another one-pointer then we sneaked through a game against Argentina, the players are finding way to win games.

“I thought we found a way to get us in trouble again but we dominated first half and I think they dominated large parts of the second half and there was composure in the end and we got what we wanted.”