Vern Cotter Has Set A Very Realistic Goal For His Scotland Team At The Six Nations

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Scotland coach Vern Cotter has revealed that two victories would be considered a ‘pretty good Six Nations’ for a side that have found wins hard to come by in the competition for a number of seasons.

There have been talks of an upset ahead of their championship opener against Ireland at Murrayfield on Saturday, but Cotter insisted that his side will not underestimate the task at hand.

“We’re excited by the start of the Six Nations,” the New Zealander told RTÉ Sport.

“The players have come together and there is a bit of confidence within the group.

“There’s a very realistic approach to the Six Nations. We know that Ireland are playing exceptionally well.  

“Northern hemisphere rugby, in general, played well over the autumn series, but Ireland led the way with victories over New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

“It’ll be a great challenge for the players.

“They’re looking forward to getting a start and measuring themselves against probably the best opposition in the Six Nations.”

Cotter will be replaced by Gregor Townsend in June, and his own hopes for his final campaign in charge may underwhelm more optimistic Scotland fans.

“If we can get two wins, we’d consider that a pretty good Six Nations,” he said.