I began my career at the Motherwell Times after graduating in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University. From there I went on to report on the daily goings-on at Glasgow Sheriff Court before joining The Herald in June 2011. I continue to have an interest in crime and legal matters.
One line break more than the opposition was achieved, almost twice as many passes were completed, more than twice as many off-loads were made and yet the team doing all that failed to punish the opposition properly.
The difference this time was that it was Italy achieving all the statistical "wins", just as Scotland had boasted of having done in their first three matches in this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship. One crucial difference, however, was that, for all that they made desperately hard work of it, Italy also managed to win the game.