Townsend Bullish Ahead Of Six Nations

Written by on January 17, 2018

Gregor Townsend believes Scotland have a chance to win this year’s Six Nations but accepts that would involve winning at least four Tests.

Townsend, taking charge of his first championship, has named a 40 man squad for the tournament, with their opening match away to Wales on 3 February.

The Scots won three games in last year’s Six Nations.

“Every team goes into this championship believing they can win,” said Townsend. “It’s the whole reason we are here.”

Asked if Scotland could win, Townsend replied: “I don’t see why not.”

And he explained: “We’ve got to set high standards, high ambitions for our team. We believe in them but we also know the hard work that has to go in to make that happen.

“There’s only five games in the championship. Teams that do well obviously win four or five games.

“We know we’re going to have to play very well in each of those five games to win.”


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