Gordon Wood is managing director of Dexter Wood & Partners. He is a former under 23 England rugby international and played for Harlequins and the Barbarians. He also runs the National Surveyors Sevens.
Wales actually played quite well in the first half for a change, but once again they were undone by the opposition scoring two tries while one of their players was in the sin bin. If the players do not learn from this 6 Nations they never will. In the professional era, good national teams can decide the result in just 10 minutes and all the sinbinings that I have seen this year have been fully justified. The referees handling/interpretation of scrums and the tackle area has come in for much justified criticism, but on yellow cards they have been spot on.
Ireland have to be congratulated once again - they scored the points when it mattered and each game a different player comes to the fore - a sign of a well organised and confident team. Wales didn't look as if they were going to win at any stage.
It was a beautiful warm weekend in the south east and I (along with many others!) was very pleased not to be at Murrayfield. I think the word "dire" sums up the game. The lawmakers/referees need to sort out the scrum and the breakdown. Neither team deserved to win, but it was Scotland with the lions share of possession, and having twice hit the uprights, they can count themselves unlucky not to have won the game. The defences were strong, but neither side really looked as if they would score a try, although Cussiter was superbly tackled by the prop Dan Cole when the line was beckoning.