Wales walloped, now for England says Price

Former Wisbech Grammar School pupil Alistair Price was delighted with his first start for Scotland.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 8:36 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:53 am
Scotland's Ali Price in action during the RBS 6 Nations match against Wales.

The 24 year-old from King’s Lynn gave an assured display as he came in for injured captain Greig Laidlaw and played a big part in the 29-13 victory over Wales at Murrayfield. Twice he pulled off try-saving tackles in the first half and made a superb 40-yard break in the second half.

“We’re all incredibly happy,” said Price, who had made only two Test appearances as a substitute before Saturday. “That’s the first time we’ve won in 10 years against Wales so obviously everyone is delighted.

“I didn’t feel much pressure replacing Greig. As a nine you play quite an important role in the team anyway. You get the most touches in a game at scrum-half. I’d been told by the coaches just to go out there and play my game and that’s what I did.

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“The atmosphere at Murrayfield was awesome.”

The Glasgow Warriors player is now looking forward to the Calcutta Cup game at Twickenham.

“Yeah, of course we can beat England,” he said. “We look at every game as a game we can go and win.

“So we’ll prepare well and we’ll go down there knowing if we play how we can play, and play to our gameplan, then we’ll leave there with a win.”

Victory over England would secure a first Triple Crown for the Scots since 1990.

Scotland have not won at Twickenham since 1983 and have lost on their last 16 visits to London.