France 27 Scotland 10

France secured their first win of the Six Nations as they beat Scotland 27-10, to extend Scotland’s miserable record of not winning in Paris for now 20 years. 

Romain Ntamack finished an excellent counter attack move to put the French into a half time lead.

Scotland hit back through a Greig Laidlaw penalty, just before the break. But they quickly conceded another try through Yoann Huget, just a couple minutes after the break.

Gregory Alldritt sealed the win after he scored two tries either side of Ali Price’s try for the Scots.

Scotland were poor for the majority of the contest and lacked power and good decision making, that was needed to have any chance of winning.

Scotland were without eight of their backrowers through injury, therefore they would always struggle against a heavy French side.

The Scots are now out of the title race but will have a huge impact on the title race, if they defeat Wales at Murrayfield next week.

The French played with flair and pride, as they tore the Scots apart with excellent ball carrying by Louis Picamoles and co, adding to great backline play by the backs.

Scotland were wasteful throughout, lacking the composure or accuracy to use their possession and territory to any use.

France were excellent but the issue Jacques Brunel side have is shaken off the ‘Jeckell and Hyde’ tag because of their inconsistency.

The French have a tough game next week at Ireland.

Written by Ben Jaycock

 

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