Waratahs teammates Chris Murray and Matt Meggison are also housemates but they’ll be on opposite sides of the couch when Scotland and Australia go head to head at the Rugby World Cup early on Monday morning.
“It’s going to be interesting,” said Scotsman Murray.
His Australian teammate refuses to consider an upset, but an upset stomach is not out of the question.
“We’ve organised with all the lads a national cuisine night,” Meggison said.
“Chris is cooking up a haggis and I’m cooking up a lamb stew and we’re going to get a crowd to vote whose is better – although I don’t know how he’s going to get a haggis this far south of the equator!”
On the field, Murray believes this is the best Scottish team in a decade but believes they’ll be up against it.
“My heart says Scotland but my frame of mind is Australia. We need Australia to have a bad game, to play worse than they’ve played against anybody else all this tournament,” Murray said.
Meggison – who is tipping the Wallabies by five points – said it's been a win for the Waratahs to have the Scottish influence at the club.
Murray and Euan Bonner have been at Waratahs since 2013, after linking up with an old Edinburgh Academicals teammate Jake Eaglesham.
“These three guys have really changed our club on and off the field, it’s been great.”
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