Horne: We Must Carry Momentum On

Scotland under-20 hero Peter Horne believes Friday’s impressive win over Wales will count for nothing unless the team can replicate the result in France next week (Friday 13 February).

Full-back Horne – part of the National Academy – scored all the points with six successful penalties during the 18-17 triumph at McDiarmid Park and was named man-of-the-match.

But the 19-year-old insists the side will not rest on their laurels and will be targeting another eye-catching result across the channel.

Horne said: “We have proved part of a point, but there is still a long way to go and we are far from being the finished article.

“But we have set out our stall and that result is the benchmark; we have to now improve on that.

“In rugby, you are only as good as your last game, so if we go to France and get defeated then the victory over Wales will be forgotten about completely.

“We need to make sure we don’t live off the Wales result – we need to carry it on against France and get another win.”

The decisive factor behind the win – the first time Scotland had beaten Wales at under-20 level – was Horne’s boot and the teenager revealed the secret behind his success; picking up tips from Australian cricketer Justin Langer.

He added: “I have been reading Justin Langer’s autobiography. In the book, he talks about motivational aspects and he also talks about a ‘white light’ when you drown everything else out and just concentrate on the job.

“I managed to do that and put into practice things I had worked on with my coach. It was brilliant to win and, at the final whistle, I was in disbelief.”