Price: Scotland aiming for consistency in Six Nations

Scotland begin their Six Nations campaign against England on Saturday at Murrayfield before travelling to Wales the following weekend; Scotland last won the Championship when it was still the Five Nations in 1999

Last Updated: 02/02/22 2:08pm

Ali Price wants Scotland to string together a solid run of results to contest for the trophy Ali Price wants Scotland to string together a solid run of results to contest for the trophy

Ali Price wants Scotland to string together a solid run of results to contest for the trophy

Ali Price admits buoyant Scotland must become more consistent if they are to challenge for the Guinness Six Nations title this year.

The Scots have recorded impressive victories over England, France and Australia in the last 12 months but have never won more than three of their five matches in a single Six Nations campaign.

Last year, the historic wins at Twickenham and in Paris were offset by narrow defeats against Wales and Ireland.

Glasgow scrum-half Price acknowledges they need to string together a solid run of results if they are to win the competition for the first time since 1999, when it was still the Five Nations.

Scotland 2022 Six Nations fixtures

Saturday, February 5 England (H) 4.45pm
Saturday February 12 Wales (A) 2.15pm
Saturday, February 26 France (H) 2.15pm
Saturday, March 12 Italy (A) 2.15pm
Saturday, March 19 Ireland (A) 4.45pm

„If you get four or five wins then you’re knocking at the door on that last weekend to see where you finish up,“ he said. „Last year we had a couple of famous victories away from home that we hadn’t managed to achieve for a number of years.

„But it was six or seven match points in total that covered the losses at home, whereas in years gone by, we’ve managed to win our home games and not pick up the away wins.

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„It’s trying to put it all together, that’s the challenge. That’s the challenge for all sides to get that four or five wins and get the title, and that’s no different for us.

„We’re going into this wanting to win every game and hopefully if we can put it all together, draw on the experiences from last year and the year before, we should be in a good place come the last weekend.“

Scotland start their campaign at home to England on Saturday.

Price came on as a substitute when they last beat the Auld Enemy at BT Murrayfield in 2018 and would love to experience a repeat.

„It was very special,“ he said. „I was on towards the end of that game.

„For me the energy of BT Murrayfield is brilliant when there’s a full house but on a day like that when the anthem was being sung towards the end of the game, and there were full stands waiting for that final whistle, it was a goosebumps moment.

„We’ll be looking to recreate that this weekend. Pure excitement. There’s a different feeling around the place when it’s a Scotland-England game. There’s no better game to start a tournament off with.“

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