Kellock: It can't be a one-off
Fresh from their shock triumph over Australia, Alastair Kellock wants Scotland to get into a winning habit as they prepare to face Fiji.
Last Updated: 11/06/12 6:04pm
Alastair Kellock has challenged Scotland to make winning a habit after their shock triumph over Australia.
Andy Robinson's side ended a seven-match losing run with a last-minute 9-6 victory over the Wallabies in New South Wales in the first match of their summer tour.
Now they will be looking to kick on for the rest of the trip, starting with their clash against Fiji on Saturday.
But Kellock is looking for long-term improvement and is determined to make sure the Scots build on their victory at a rain-swept Newcastle last Tuesday.
"It can't be a one-off," the Glasgow lock said. "We have got to use the momentum from the win, we have said that already.
"It is Test rugby and each match is going to be different, especially given the contrast in conditions that we are experiencing.
"It is an absolute cliche but it is true: winning is a habit and we kind of got out of it in the last few months.
"Before that we were on a reasonable run and we have got to make sure that we get another win and take even more confidence into the Samoa match."
While Scotland ended their run of defeats against Australia, they did not turn round their try-scoring record, although the conditions were hardly conducive to running rugby.
Scotland have only scored four tries in eight matches stretching back to last year's World Cup but Kellock hopes they can get their backs more involved this weekend.
"The key to playing a team like Fiji is that you don't get carried away by what they are doing," he said.
"It is true that, playing against any team, you have to concentrate on yourself.
"We will have specific tactics on when to keep the ball tight but also we aim to show the attacking threat that unfortunately we did not get to see because of the weather conditions in Australia.
"We are looking to get those talented backs into the game as well.
"It is about finding our balance and not being influenced by what they are doing."
Robinson is likely to hand a debut to winger Tim Visser, with the top try-scorer in the RaboDirect Pro12 for three seasons running available under residency rules from Tuesday.
Max Evans could also come into the line-up, though Scotland look set to be without injured duo Sean Lamont and Joe Ansbro, who suffered a badly cut eye after colliding heads with Al Strokosch during the post-match celebrations.