Kellock urges Scots to build on Australian win
Scotland lock Alastair Kellock has demanded his teammates make sure their surprise rugby victory over Australia is the start of a winning run.
Scotland ended a seven-match losing run with a last-minute 9-6 triumph over the Wallabies in Newcastle in the first match of their Oceania tour.
The Scots next face Fiji on Saturday with the driving rain of last week’s clash in NSW set to make way for heat and humidity.
Scotland have previously beaten Australia under Andy Robinson, but Kellock is looking for lasting improvement and is determined to build on their success against Fiji.
“It can’t be a one-off,” the Glasgow player said.
“We have got to use the momentum from the win, we have said that already.
“It is Test rugby and each match is going to be different, especially given the contrast in conditions that we are experiencing.
“It is an absolute cliche but it is true: winning is a habit and we kind of got out of it in the last few months.
“Before that we were on a reasonable run and we have got to make sure that we get another win and take even more confidence into the Samoa match.”
While Scotland ended their run of defeats against Australia, they did not turn round their try-scoring record, although the wet and windy conditions played a huge part in the style of play.
Scotland have only scored four tries in eight matches stretching back to the World Cup last year and Kellock hopes to help unleash the running power of the team’s backs against Fiji.
“The key to playing a team like Fiji is that you don’t get carried away by what they are doing,” he said.
“We will have specific tactics on when to keep the ball tight but also we aim to show the attacking threat that unfortunately we did not get to see because of the weather conditions in Australia.”© AAP 2013
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