Belfast Telegraph

Monday 14 July 2014

There were a lot of positives - Visser

Tim Visser scored two tries for Scotland during the Six Nations

Scotland must learn to attack with the same ferocity as they defend if they are to establish themselves as contenders for next year's RBS 6 Nations, according to winger Tim Visser.

The Dutch-born adopted Scot finished the tournament as the Dark Blues' joint top try-scorer with two touchdowns, level with Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg. But it was his bravery and strength in the tackle that proved to be his most useful asset to the side.

"If you look back to the autumn and where we are now, you can see all the work our defence coach Matt Taylor has done with the individuals and the team as a whole," he said. "We are now a better defensive unit. In the autumn we would not have been able to handle a lot of the stuff that has been thrown at us. Now the next step is for us to keep hold of our own possession."

Despite their impressive defensive displays, Scotland still wrapped up their Six Nations campaign with defeats to Wales and France.

Having recorded back-to-back wins against Italy and then Ireland, it was a disappointing end to what had looked to be a promising championships.

Visser added: "To win three out of five games would have allowed us to put a much more positive spin on the tournament than two out of five.

"So we are definitely disappointed with the loss, but there are a lot of positives for us to take out of the Six Nations and that is something we are going to build upon for the future."

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