Scotland not getting carried away
February 23, 2014
Alex Dunbar crosses against Italy © Getty Images
Scotland are keeping their feet firmly on the ground according to centre Alex Dunbar.
Scotland got their first win of the 2014 Six Nations against Italy on Saturday thanks to Duncan Weir's last-gasp drop-goal. But it was Dunbar's brace of tries that got the team in a position where they could win the game.
The 21-20 victory was much needed after the humiliation of a 20-0 hammering by England two weeks previously. But Dunbar is adamant Scott Johnson's side still have imperfections to iron out of their performances.
He said: "We have set the standard with that win in Rome. Now it is about finding that consistency in other areas. We have still got areas to work on. There were things against Italy that didn't work well.
"But we have a week off now and hopefully we can put them right before the France game."
Johnson believes Dunbar and his centre sidekick Matt Scott have the potential to be as potent a midfield pairing as there is in the northern hemisphere.
"No pressure there then," joked Dunbar. "It's like anything, the more you play together the more you can read each other. We are improving every time we play. All we can do is keep working hard and hope that we get selected."
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