Townsend cautious despite thumping Scotland win in Canada

first_img“There are a few aspects I don’t want to share where we have to improve. The USA [who they play next Saturday] seem a really good team on form. They are a team going places and will be a big threat.” Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend said there was still room for improvement after his side beat Canada 48-10 in Edmonton.The visitors dominated the maul with George Turner, who replaced hooker Fraser Brown, collecting a hat-trick as they drove their opponents backTownsend’s biggest injury concern was the rib problem for Brown which saw him taken to hospital for a scan. He hopes it is nothing more than bruising and the player can stay with the tour. “It was a Test match, both teams were physical,” Townsend said. “Canada did a lot of good things, they were dangerous when they got the ball. We were slow out of the blocks, there was a period in that first half when we did not execute as well as we had done in training.“That is the difference between training and playing in a game, especially with a team that has never played before – some players who have never played for Scotland and some who have only got to know their teammates a few weeks ago.“While there were some frustrations with parts of the game, it was great that we got over that. We worked hard and came away with a good win. last_img read more