RUGBY : Andy Robinson declared himself “very, very satisfied” with his return to the Test stage after Scotland eased to a comfortable 23-10 win over Fiji in their opening autumn international.
Andy Robinson declared himself “very, very satisfied” with his return to the Test stage after Scotland eased to a comfortable 23-10 win over Fiji in their opening autumn international.
But the head coach, presiding over his first Test since his disastrous reign as England boss came to an end three years ago, claimed he and his side needed to improve by 15% if they wanted to beat Australia next Saturday.
“Very, very satisfied; I thought, the first 35 minutes, we were in complete control,” said Robinson.
The Robinson era got off to a solid, if unspectacular, start thanks to tries from Johnnie Beattie and a dubious second from Graeme Morrison, with Phil Godman kicking 13 points.
Fiji hit back a minute before the break through Vereniki Goneva and Robinson added: “They came back into the game and they got that opportunity just before half-time, which is a little bit frustrating, because it was the first time that they looked dangerous on our line.”
Describing his frustration at seeing Scotland waste chances to make the win more comfortable, he added: “That’s what Test rugby’s about, to put more points on the opposition when you’ve got the pressure on.
“We coughed up too many balls.
“We just made a few too many errors, gave a few too many penalties away – easy penalties to give away, which gave back the control to Fiji.
“These are lessons that we’ve got to learn.
“The good thing is that we’ll be able to develop those plays from a winning start.”