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When you're reporting on the Scottish rugby team bitter years of experience make you something of a gnarled pro in the post-mortem game. So much hope, so many kicks to places where the sun doesn't shine.
Monday morning dawned in Yokohama. Transport trucks headed for the Scotland team hotel to gather up their tonnage of equipment while arrangements were made for the players to fly home, not all together, but in various job lots over the coming hours and days. Misery reigned.