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Logan leaps to Robinson's defence

Kenny Logan insists that Andy Robinson should not be sacked if Scotland exit the World Cup this weekend.

The Scots' failure to beat Argentina last weekend means they will be eliminated from the competition at the pool stage for the first time in their history if they fail to beat England by eight points or more in Auckland on Saturday.

"Since Andy Robinson came in there has been a lot of great performances and not as many average ones as we used to have," Logan, who represented Scotland 70 times, said. "He has not got loads of players available to him. There are poor resources."

Despite the bookmakers making England overwhelming favourites to beat Scotland and advance to the last eight, head coach Robinson is convinced he can beat the country he used to coach for two years.

Since he took on his role at Murrayfield, Robinson has led Scotland to victories over Australia and South Africa and also made history by becoming the first Scotland coach to win a series in the southern hemisphere last year when his side beat Argentina in a two-Test series.

Robinson's position will undoubtedly come under question if Scotland bow out so early in the competition, but Logan is adamant that the 47-year-old is doing the best he can with such limited resources available to him.

Logan added: "Hopefully if we don't qualify, he will stay on as coach because he's a great coach.

"We need to concentrate on addressing the other problems we have in Scottish rugby instead.

"We need to be getting more people playing more rugby in Scotland, we need to get more professional teams and give kids more opportunities so they can play for their country. We have only two professional teams and quite frankly it's not enough."

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