The accuracy and energy of that Scotland performance were on a various level to anything I’ve seen prior to from this team under Gregor Townsend.

The way they powered through the game from very first to last made it seem like they were feeding off 80,000 Scottish fans in the stadium. They remained in total control as they provided the type of outstanding all-round, all-in display that has been brewing for the last couple of years without ever pertaining to fulfillment.

The only efficiency which comes close for total excellence under Townsend was versus New Zealand in 2017, but that ended in defeat. At Twickenham the other day there was never ever a single moment where I felt that Scotland were going to lose. They were that good, that constant, that