Tim Visser has loved working under Vern Cotter – and the winger believes Gregor Townsend can build on the foundations laid down by the Kiwi when he takes over as Scotland Head Coach in the summer.

The 14 tries scored during the recent 6 Nations is a Scottish record and Visser, the Harlequins flyer who bagged a try in Saturday’s victory over Italy, is excited about the future.

“I think the style will be similar under Gregor. If you look at the way Glasgow have played over the last couple of years, they play very exciting rugby. I remember when I first joined Edinburgh we used to play the exciting rugby and Glasgow didn’t, but there’s been a complete turnaround in the style Glasgow play,”  he said.

“A lot of off-loading, a lot of backs play. It’s great to watch. Hopefully, it will be quite a seamless transition to Scotland for Gregor.

“Vern has been great. He’s a very positive coach. He’s always wanted us to play rugby and always wanted us to score tries. He said to us that he wants us to go out there to express ourselves.

“Since I joined up with Scotland we’ve been able to do that. We’ve got an exciting back three and turned into a team that can score tries. What Vern has added is the way we approach the game, especially in our own half.

“We’re now a bit more realistic with the way we play the game. You saw that against Italy and it’s rewarding to see that in his last game.

“I like to think his style was tailor-made for the likes of me. It’s good because we have got some real pace in the centres and out wide at the moment.

“Some of the tries we’ve scored in this tournament, like Stuart Hogg’s against Ireland, where we exposed them out wide, the one I got against Wales and the one Tommy Seymour scored in the second half on Saturday, are testament to how much we’ve worked with Vern.

“Vern’s moved the team forward and Gregor will be trying to push it forward.

“As a squad we’re not happy either. We’re constantly trying to get better. But Vern has left the team in a much better position than when he found it, that’s for sure.”

Tim Visser is pictured by David Gibson/FOTOSPORT on Saturday

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