Scotland not getting carried away
February 23, 2014
Alex Dunbar crosses against Italy © Getty Images
Scotland are keeping their feet firmly on the ground according to centre Alex Dunbar.
Scotland got their first win of the 2014 Six Nations against Italy on Saturday thanks to Duncan Weir's last-gasp drop-goal. But it was Dunbar's brace of tries that got the team in a position where they could win the game.
The 21-20 victory was much needed after the humiliation of a 20-0 hammering by England two weeks previously. But Dunbar is adamant Scott Johnson's side still have imperfections to iron out of their performances.
He said: "We have set the standard with that win in Rome. Now it is about finding that consistency in other areas. We have still got areas to work on. There were things against Italy that didn't work well.
"But we have a week off now and hopefully we can put them right before the France game."
Johnson believes Dunbar and his centre sidekick Matt Scott have the potential to be as potent a midfield pairing as there is in the northern hemisphere.
"No pressure there then," joked Dunbar. "It's like anything, the more you play together the more you can read each other. We are improving every time we play. All we can do is keep working hard and hope that we get selected."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Martin Gillingham looks ahead to what he believes is the most remarkable ever climax to the league phase of the Top 14
With just two rounds left in the regular season, we look at the prospects of the teams taking part in the Championship play-offs
Joe Simpson talks to Charlie Morgan about loss, Wasps and being England's game-breaker
It is 100 years this week since the last international match played in Europe before the outbreak of World War One. Rewind remembers the fixture's longest-living survivor