Scotland vs Russia Live : Scotland vs Russia Live Stream Online Watch , Scotland’s penultimate Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool A clash, and they have to win with a four-try bonus point to stand any chance of progressing to the quarter-finals. They will then have to beat Japan comfortably on Sunday. It is Russia’s final match. Scotland know that anything less than a maximum five-point haul will leave them packing their bags. They have made many changes from the side that beat Samoa, but this should be a comfortable win for them to set up a showdown against Japan on Sunday.
They played some excellent rugby. That first 10-15 minutes of the game was very competitive. Russia were here to play, they moved the ball wide, we know how physical they are, they challenge well, the breakdowns, so we had to put a really resilient performance together and take the gaps when they started to appear. It was an excellent performance and shows the depth that we have. I thought Adam Hastings brought a really good balance to his game. Some excellent kicking in the first half put pressure on the Russians, so they had to play from deep, and then his running game and link play was excellent. Still a few areas to improve, but both him and George Horne combined very well.
We’ll see what happens on Saturday now with the Samoa-Ireland game, because that is a factor if Ireland don’t get maximum points and it could be a three-way tie. But we know we have to win and we have to win by seven clear points if we’re going to get into the last eight, and that’ll be a big challenge because Japan are a very good team and have had a pretty good rest going into this game.
Scotland breezed past an exhausted-looking Russia 61-0 at the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday to set up a showdown with host Japan for a quarterfinal place. The Scots got the bonus point they wanted and more in Shizuoka and kept the opposition scoreless for the second straight game. That’s a major comeback for Scotland after it was humbled by Ireland to start its World Cup.
Reid, who was capped 23 times by Republic of Ireland, says he uses the social media platform “sparingly” while admitting he removed himself from it during his playing career. “The back end of my career, it was just starting to take off and I was in a relegation dogfight with West Brom at the time,” he explained.
“I came off it because of the abuse, the negative messages you get at times. Out of 100 positive tweets you might get one that is no so positive and it’s how you deal with that.” Christie has played a key part in Celtic’s start to the season, scoring 11 goals in 21 games. Steve Clarke’s Scotland visit Russia on Thursday before hosting San Marino on Sunday, with the Scots’ chances of qualifying Group G having faded but with the security of a play-off semi-final place.
“We spoke briefly last night, obviously he is flat after the result and the red card,” said Reid. “I have been there myself, been sent off many times so I have that ability to relate to that. “But in a strange way he will be wanting to get back on the pitch as soon as possible, not to make up for it but to show what he can do.”