Scotland win handsomely in warm-up match
September 22, 1999
Scotland completed their World Cup warm-up programme of matches with a stylish win over Glasgow Caledonians at Hughenden. It was a dashing display by the Scots, who proved the work they have done on the training field over the past two weeks has paid big dividends.
Particularly pleasing was the form of Gregor Townsend and John Leslie, the two key midfield backs who were playing their first games for the Scots since the Five Nations Championship.
Scotland, making a brisker start than in their warm-up game last week against
When the move was stopped the Reds conceded a penalty, allowing Scotland to work a move that ended with lock Stuart Grimes scoring the opening try.
Then Townsend announced his return to action after an injury-enforced break
Logan converted and minutes later the Scotland left wing added a penalty goal
But Caledonians were not prepared to capitulate and when the Scotland side
Scotland's appetite for points was not sated and another score seemed
It came from a simple move along the Scotland back line, Jamie Mayer angling
John Leslie again provided the scoring pass for Scotland's next try, the
Another try for Mayer showed that the Scotland centre has learned the art of
Logan again converted before adding the extra points to a try by replacement
Scotland finished with a flourish to claim two more tries by Logan and his
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