Scotland’s Bonus-Point Win Over Samoa This Morning Was Good News For Ireland

In the bag.

Scotland got their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign back on track this morning with an impressive 34-0 win over Samoa in Pool A.

The win keeps Scotland’s hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals alive after a disappointing defeat at the hands of Ireland in the opening round. Tries from Sean Maitland and Greig Laidlaw in the opening 40, along with two second-half penalty tries were enough for the bonus-point with Russia and Japan still to come.

The win is also good news for Ireland after their shock loss to Japan on Saturday. First of all Scotland looked far better and will fancy themselves against Japan but more importantly the bonus-point keeps them on track for qualification.

If Scotland can get another BP win against Russia and defeat Japan in their final pool match they will reach the last 16 – so expect them to give absolutely everything against the hosts if they get all five points against Russia.

Ireland will top the group with BP wins over Russia and Samoa should Scotland achieve said results. This World Cup is far from over.