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Williams aims to revive Scots
1 February 2004 17:23pm
New Scotland head coach Matt Williams intends to restore some home pride in this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship.
Some still remain to be convinced about the appointment of a foreign coach for the first time but the clean break offered by Williams could prove the right decision.
Williams intends to introduce his own methods to reinvigorate the Scottish team and chief among his tasks is removing their familiarity with Murrayfield.
The former Leinster boss believes this has led to a loss of the aura that once surrounded the Edinburgh venue and visiting teams have all too often taken advantage.
Therefore instead of training at the ground this year, Scotland will head to Stirling University to work under the shadow of the William Wallace monument.
Williams said: "One of the benefits of training at Stirling is that Murrayfield becomes special and players will only come into the dressing room when they are playing for their country.
"This doesn't become a training venue, it becomes a special place for Scottish players to perform before the nation.
"The only way you go in there now is if you play for your country."
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