Time For Brave Hearts To Face Wales

By GW - October 28 2007
Time For Brave Hearts To Face Wales
MacGillivray injured Scotland coach Steve McCormack was left to pick up the pieces of a difficult night in the south of France ahead of next Sunday’s vital World Cup qualifier against Wales in Glasgow.
“It’s going to be a massive task to lift the players after that,” he admitted after the record 46-16 defeat. “It’s like Emergency Ward Nine in there. We’ve got major doubts over Richard Fletcher and Duncan MacGillivray for next week and Dene Miller has broken his ankle we think in the A team game before hand. The busiest people this week are going to be the physio and doctor as they will have to patch everybody up.”

McCormack had no criticism for his under-strength team that was missing the likes of the rested Castleford duo Danny Brough and Andrew Henderson. “I know the players gave their all and will do against Wales – and we have a couple more players to bring in. Iain Morrison was immense tonight, Lee Paterson was tremendous and scored a sensational try, Kevin Henderson played a whole game on debut as did Andy Todd. We got plenty out of the game despite the result and the injuries.”