Scotland Taught Harsh Lesson

Colin Robertson highlighted the superior physicality shown by South Africa's young juggernauts after Scotland were on the receiving end of a 72-3 defeat in the Junior World Championship in Wrexham.Scotland 3 South Africa 72

Colin Robertson highlighted the superior physicality shown by South Africa's young juggernauts after Scotland were on the receiving end of a 72-3 defeat in the Junior World Championship in Wrexham.

A penalty from stand-off James Murray proved to be Scotland's only points on the board after South Africa, with several players boasting Super 14 experience, ran in a flurry of tries.

Scotland under-20 head coach Robertson acknowledged there was a sizeable gulf in both class and experience between the two teams.

Robertson said: "I've been involved in age group rugby for a long time and both John Jeffrey and I have never seen such a well oiled machine like the South Africa team.

_x001C_Unfortunately we just could not match their speed and physicality and they were absolutely brutal right throughout the team.

_x001C_We were completely and utterly outplayed in every area against opposition who have got Super 14 experience.

_x001C_Our dressing room looked like a battlefield at the end and we will have to see how bad some of our injuries are because we have stacks of them.

_x001C_Our guys have always had good spirit and we can respond from the result. We need to regroup and prepare for our next match against the USA."