Andy Robinson. Photo by Reuters
Scotland coach Andy Robinson acknowledges that questions
will be asked about his position after his side was humbled
21-15 by Tonga.
The former England coach said the Scots had produced an
"unacceptable" performance in Aberdeen where second-half
tries by Tukulua Lokotui and Fetu'u Vainikolo earned Tonga
"That was a totally unacceptable performance we've witnessed
today," Robinson said. "I'm very angry - there will be
consequences because of this performance. It reflects on me.
"We'll look at everything - I've got to look at myself, as
has everybody involved. I've got a contract and my focus at
the moment is talking to the players," he added.
Scotland suffered a third consecutive defeat in the November
internationals, although the first two were against world
champions New Zealand and South Africa.
The hosts recovered from a nervy start to lead 6-3 at
halftime against Tonga with two Greig Laidlaw penalties.
However, despite three more Laidlaw penalties in the second
half, Tonga powered to victory with first Lokotui burrowing
over and then Vainikolo sprinting down the left to score.
Fangatapu Apikotoa kicked three penalties for the Tongans.
"They dominated us at the tackle contest and if you get
dominated at the tackle contest you end up being in a fight
for the game," Robinson said.
"It became a fight and Tonga scored a try and they were able
to hold on."