Parks celebrates Scotland's first win of the Championship with captain Chris Cusiter
Scotland fly-half Dan Parks maintains his side deserved to have been challenging for the RBS 6 Nations title rather than trying to avoid the wooden spoon.
Parks’ last-minute penalty finally earned Scotland their first Six Nations win under Andy Robinson in their thrilling 23-20 victory over Ireland.
But although they had to wait until the very end of the championship to taste success, Scotland had built and spurned leads against Wales, Italy and England.
Having been barracked by his own supporters just 18 months ago against South Africa, Parks was able to keep his nerve amongst a chorus of boos at Croke Park to slot a penalty he always knew he would nail.
"We've deserved, I personally believe, four wins out of this championship,” said Parks who picked up three RBS 6 Nations Man-of-the-Match awards.
“Every single game I've been involved in - which has been the last four - we could and should've won.
“Wales, I think we all know we should've won that game - it was a freak day.
“Italy away from home, they did well to get the win but we weren't at our best that day.
“England, we probably could've won that. It could've been a different championship for us.
“But we'll take the win and we're really delighted. It was great for me because I knew the kick was going through.
“The crowd obviously want their team to win and they'll do anything they can to put you off.
“I knew if I hit it perfectly, it would go through, and I hit it perfectly.
“We came here to spoil the party, many thought we wouldn’t and we will rightly remember this for a while now.”