Reid: ‘We have done a s***load of scrums’

Date published: February 22 2017

Scotland prop Gordon Reid knows that the side’s set-piece will continue to be targeted, revealing plenty of work has been done in training.

Reid, who is vying with Allan Dell for a start at loosehead, acknowledged that Scotland’s scrum and lineout had struggled in the first two matches against Ireland and France.

The Glasgow Warriors front-row, who will leave the club at the end of the season, also acknowledged that those in the front row have came up against Saturday’s Welsh opposition many times in the PRO12, giving them an edge.

“There’s still a load for us to work on. Teams will be targeting our scrums and lineout. They weren’t performing that well against Ireland and France,” Reid said.

“But I think we’re getting there. We’ve done a lot of work on it in the past couple of weeks so hopefully we’ll be hitting form by the weekend.

“What have we done to fix it? A s***load of scrums.

“We’ve been working on technique because we know what Wales are going to bring. We’ve scrummaged against these guys before. Most of the guys have come up against Scarlets, who Samson Lee and Rob Evans play for.

“We need to front up. Wales are going to come out and try to bully us up front – mentally bully us. We just need to stand up for ourselves and stand up for Scotland.