Planet Rugby

Scotland

Scotland

Brown puts boot into pitch

09th February 2014 14:09

Share:

Mike Brown England try celeb 2014

Frustrated: Mike Brown

England full-back Mike Brown fumed over the Murrayfield playing surface after they overcame Scotland 20-0 in their Six Nations clash on Saturday.

The pitch, which is in terrible condition due to it being infested with a parasite, played a factor in the game, with Brown frustrated by its condition.

"It definitely has an impact when you play on a pitch like that," he said following the victory.

"It's not really good enough to play an international game on that sort of turf. This is elite sport and an international game can get ruined by a pitch like that.

"I know Scotland want to play a bit more and we definitely want to play a bit more, but the condition of the pitch didn't really help.

"Owen Farrell is a phenomenal world-class goal-kicker and you could see he was slipping with his standing foot. A lot of lads did well to keep their footing.

"I'm sure they're doing the best they can to make it right but I'm not sure it's good enough to play an international match on that. I'm sure the Scotland players are as frustrated as us."

  • Scotland Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
International Match
Saturday , June 7
USA Eagles vs ScotlandTBC
Saturday , June 14
Canada vs ScotlandTBC
Saturday , June 21
Argentina vs ScotlandTBC
Saturday , June 28
South Africa vs Scotland15:00
More International Match fixtures
  • Scotland Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
RBS Six Nations
Saturday , March 15
Wales 51 - 3 Scotland
Saturday , March 8
Scotland 17 - 19 France
More RBS Six Nations results
  • Table
RBS Six Nations Table
PosTeamPPts
1Ireland58
2England58
3Wales56
4France56
5Scotland52
6Italy50