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Scotland beats France

February 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Virimi Vakatawa’s France rugby side suffered their second straight loss to a bold Scotland side in a 32-26 thriller this morning.

France led 20-14 in the halftime break but the Scottish half-back Greig Laidlaw kicked six second-half penalties as Scotland got their Six Nations campaign back on track.

Scotland captain John Barclay says maintaining possession was the key to their win over France.

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“Every time we got the ball in the second half, we came away with points so we are a lot more accurate than last week but not quite there.”

Laidlaw kicked six penalties and converted both tries scored by Sean Maitland and Huew Jones and was also named as man of the match.

Laidlaw who returned to rugby after one year of injury break says it feels good to be back in the team.

“It feels like a lifetime not playing and to be honest I’m not a very good watcher, so yes it feels good to be back in action after twelve months break.”

In other matches, Ireland thrashed Italy 56-19 and England edged Wales 12-6.

Scotland will face England in the third round this weekend.

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