Gregor Townsend made a late call to switch Grieg Laidlaw to stand-off during the final 116 minutes of yesterday's match. The gamble paid off.

Townsend: ‘He’s a very good ten. He jogged through a few plays in the car park this morning as preparation. ‘

IN the professional era, with the analyst king and week-long training camps the norm, we tend to assume that every possible eventuality is thoroughly examined and thought through long before we get to game day.