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Lamont calls for more fight from Scots

15/02/2011 06:21:27 AM Comments (0)

Scotland's Sean Lamont has called on team-mates who are not fully committed to the national rugby side to step aside, following the damaging defeat by Wales.

After a promising 2010 capped by victory over Australia, Ireland and South Africa, Scotland face having to fight Italy for the Six Nations tournament's wooden spoon after suffering two consecutive defeats.

Having succumbed 34-21 to France in Paris, Andy Robinson's side were then humiliated 24-6 at Murrayfield by Wales on Saturday.

Lamont, a versatile player who can operate at fullback, wing and centre, told the BBC it was time the Scots had an "honesty session".

"It was abysmal -- the boys need to go away and have a look at themselves," said Scarlets full-back Lamont.

"I'm sick of it -- I want to win something, I really do."

Scotland next face Ireland on February 27 and England away on March 13, difficult fixtures ahead of a potential wooden spoon play-off against Italy on March 19.

Lamont, who replaced Hugo Southwell after 20 minutes against Wales, was one of the few Scotland players to perform, making numerous breaks and a try-saving tackle on Wales centre Jamie Roberts.

He added: "We need to have a closed-door session and we need to look at each other and say: 'Guys, if you don't want it, don't be here. Somebody else will fill in.'

"I'm sick of having this year after year, valiant losers or whatever.

"We need to pull our fingers out, there's been too many years gone by where we've been also-rans. It's not good enough."

Prior to this year's Six Nations, Scotland had beaten Australia, Ireland, Argentina twice, South Africa and Samoa in just over 12 months.

Robinson is certain to make changes for the visit of Ireland, with Lamont among those who could be promoted to start.

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