Andy Robinson confident Scotland can cause upset against South Africa

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson is confident his squad can improve and cause an upset against South Africa next weekend

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Andy Robinson's Scotland side take on South Africa on Saturday Photo: Screengrab

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Andy Robinson believes Scotland can beat South Africa at Murrayfield next weekend, despite suffering a demoralising 55-21 loss to New Zealand on Sunday.

Robinson’s men finished bottom of the Six Nations table after failing to win a single game but surprised many by beating the Wallabies during their summer tour.

Scotland also have a history of upsets at their home stadium, winning against the Springboks at Murrayfield in 2010 just one week after a 49-3 loss to the Kiwis.

Robinson admitted Scotland have work to do over the coming week to address issues from the New Zealand loss, but the head coach is confident his squad can secure a win.

“We’ve got some work to do for next week,” said Robinson.

“We’ll face a team that are going to be coming route one at us, a lot of mauling and a lot of kicking the ball in the air. It’s a different challenge.

“We’ve got to show the spirit of 2010, when we were in this position and we corrected it the following week. That’s what we’ll be looking at.

“We’ve got six days, but I’ve got a lot of confidence in the players that we’ll be able to turn this around for next week.”

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