Eck Express

Saturday’s double try-scorer, Alex Dunbar (pictured above), recorded one of the fastest ever monitored speeds of a Scotland internationalist during the RBS 6 Nations Championship clash with Italy which Scotland won 21-20 in Rome last weekend.

The 23-year-old Glasgow Warriors centre from Lockerbie was recorded running at 33.8km per hour in the build-up to crossing the line for his first try.

Dunbar said: “I’ve been doing some speed work with Huw Jones[strength and conditioning coach] at Glasgow, but I have no idea how I did it.”

Though some Scotland players have come close, the speed was the fastest recorded in three years as picked up by his GPS unit, a small gauge which each player wears under his shirt to measure data used to analyse players’ performance.

The GPS units were first used in 2010 and provided the first opportunity to record data of this type.