It was another very disappointing performance in many respects, although for the first 20 minutes Scotland dominated the game and did not really let Ireland into the match.
They won enough ball to win two matches let alone one and yet the thing that differentiated the two sides was Scotland’s lack of cutting edge - there was no penetration which is an even more important aspects than passing the ball.
Chris Paterson played a lot closer to the gain line than Dan Parks but it was a huge burden to take into the game as the person who would make all the difference to Scotland’s attacking game.
Ironically, if I had been leading that side and had seen how badly Ireland’s lineout was performing, I would have been kicking to touch and keeping the pressure on and attacking the lineout.
In fact we came out with the intention of playing attacking rugby but only really moved the ball from one side to the other - but getting in behind them is the important aspect.
The first Ireland try was very soft and could cost Kelly Brown his place, the second was due to a fantastic pass from Brian O’Driscoll - but to concede a try right after half-time was criminal.
Scotland must have known that if they had scored after the break they were right back into the match.
The outstanding player for Scotland was Alasdair Strokosch who was very dynamic going forward and had a good work rate - he is the form player and whether Jason White comes back is open for debate because he has been a bit out touch in the two games he has played so far.
If Frank Hadden wants to play White he could slot into the second-row and I would also play a genuine number eight - probably Johnnie Beattie.
If he wants to make changes to face England why not bring Phil Godman into the squad because if you are going to play a dynamic and expansive game Godman will fit into that plan more.
England will look to take Scotland on up front because I do think we have one or two vulnerabilities in the set piece, especially with Phil Vickery and Andrew Sheridan playing.
It is going to be a very demanding match and whether England have enough confidence from their win in Paris, we will have to see.