Sean Lamont Looks Back At Win Against Italy

Sean Lamont, the Glasgow and Scotland wing, has revealed his frustration at being unable to show his top form for the national team. [The following is an edited version of a report on the RBS 6 Nations website.]The 24-year-old was retained in the line-up to face Italy in the RBS 6 Nations by coach Matt Williams despite many believing he would make way for the fit-again Simon Webster. But Williams omitted Simon Danielli instead, preferring Lamont's superior defence over the Borders flyer's pace out wide for the bottom-of-the-table championship clash.Lamont responded to this show of confidence from his coach with a fine all-round display of pace, power and hunger for the action in Scotland's 18-10 victory at Murrayfield. Indeed, he was denied a third try for his country only by touch judge Alan Lewis, who called a pass had gone forward in the move leading to the wing's 64th-minute touchdown."I know what I can do. I just haven't been able to do it in the blue jersey," Lamont told the website reporter. "I got more ball on Saturday and enjoyed that. It wasn't because I had a licence to go looking for it, I've had that all the time but just haven't done it. "We played much better in the second half, and I got a fair bit to do, and all I was trying to do was avoid the tackles and stay on my feet as long as possible. In a game like that, that's what you've got to do." Lamont admits he was devastated to see a first Murrayfield try ruled out, but he did take satisfaction from the hard tackles he put in on a couple of the Italian backs. The Perth-born wing said: "It was annoying to say the least! I thought it was a good pass from Chris (Paterson). I was celebrating when I realised he'd chalked it off. It would have been nice to score to round off the day. "The big hits were nice though. Jason White put in a couple against Ireland two weeks ago, and I managed to get a couple in on Saturday."As with every Scotland player, Lamont felt a huge sense of relief at the win, the first he and several of the younger members of the team have experienced at Murrayfield. He said: "We needed that win. It's been a while coming but for all the work we put in it's deserved. It's not like we haven't been putting the work in, it's just that we haven't been able to take it onto the pitch. "Hopefully we can build on it now and put some results together. We don't want one good result then one bad one."Sean Lamont, the Glasgow and Scotland wing, has revealed his frustration at being unable to show his top form for the national team. [The following is an edited version of a report on the RBS 6 Nations website.]The 24-year-old was retained in the line-up to face Italy in the RBS 6 Nations by coach Matt Williams despite many believing he would make way for the fit-again Simon Webster. But Williams omitted Simon Danielli instead, preferring Lamont's superior defence over the Borders flyer's pace out wide for the bottom-of-the-table championship clash.Lamont responded to this show of confidence from his coach with a fine all-round display of pace, power and hunger for the action in Scotland's 18-10 victory at Murrayfield. Indeed, he was denied a third try for his country only by touch judge Alan Lewis, who called a pass had gone forward in the move leading to the wing's 64th-minute touchdown."I know what I can do. I just haven't been able to do it in the blue jersey," Lamont told the website reporter. "I got more ball on Saturday and enjoyed that. It wasn't because I had a licence to go looking for it, I've had that all the time but just haven't done it. "We played much better in the second half, and I got a fair bit to do, and all I was trying to do was avoid the tackles and stay on my feet as long as possible. In a game like that, that's what you've got to do." Lamont admits he was devastated to see a first Murrayfield try ruled out, but he did take satisfaction from the hard tackles he put in on a couple of the Italian backs. The Perth-born wing said: "It was annoying to say the least! I thought it was a good pass from Chris (Paterson). I was celebrating when I realised he'd chalked it off. It would have been nice to score to round off the day. "The big hits were nice though. Jason White put in a couple against Ireland two weeks ago, and I managed to get a couple in on Saturday."As with every Scotland player, Lamont felt a huge sense of relief at the win, the first he and several of the younger members of the team have experienced at Murrayfield. He said: "We needed that win. It's been a while coming but for all the work we put in it's deserved. It's not like we haven't been putting the work in, it's just that we haven't been able to take it onto the pitch. "Hopefully we can build on it now and put some results together. We don't want one good result then one bad one."