Virimi Vakatawa scored the only attempt of the game when an impressively strong French side ended Scotland’s winning streak in five games at Murrayfield
Here is a match report – thanks for reading and see you soon for more bye for today
So there you have it – Hogg’s insistence that Scotland were the better team for 75 minutes is certainly far from the goal – but for the same reason, the fact that they lost in the end wasn’t due to that they played poorly France did not let them play Les Bleus shows an increasingly strong mix of forward power and traditional flair as well as the defensive discipline brought in by Edwards The likely final of the Autumn Nations Cup between England and France should be great
Regarding the return of French players to their clubs instead of playing for France against Italy next week, Shaun Edwards replies diplomatically: “I’ll just focus on getting the squad”I got together and I will let the Forces clear it up”
Jill Douglas tells Shaun Edwards, France’s defense coach that they showed maturity today: “I totally agree” he replies I just said that to our back I thought it was a very mature performance against a very good Scottish Team Throughout the game I thought the match was doubtful. We were quite resilient. We made some adjustments to our defense this week and Fabien Galthié has to give credit because it was his idea and it definitely worked [it was about ] Patience in the kicking battle – people don’t realize at home how wet the ball was, how incredibly slippery it was out there. We had a bit of the magic of a scrum, it was a wonderful attempt, wasn’t it? It was a pleasure to seeâ ????
Scotland’s head coach Gregor Townsend speaks to Amazon: “It was a bit like an arm wrestling, we never got any further on the scoreboard, we came back often”In the first half we were tactically very good, but in the second half, after they scored that attempt, we were against itâ ????
â ???? Around the penalty You can get so much out of a penalty, a field position or three points and they certainly did that today, they all scored their goals
â ???? The players are down I said to them, you learn in defeat The effort was superb, the character to come back and create an opportunity It was thanks to the players ”
The Scottish Captain Stuart Hogg speaks: â €? We were probably the better team for 75 minutes. We slipped for 30 seconds [after half time] and they tried, so that’s frustrating but we didn’t mess up overnight. We go back to the drawing board
On the late, missed corner kick: “I made a mistake, I’ll wear it on my chin I’m old enough and ugly enough to know that I do not know”I don’t need people to tell me
â ???? We talked about being patient and helping our kick game. We got ourselves in some good positions. We get back on the horse and go againâ ????
On Vakatawa’s France attempt, Barclay added: “You were defending the player, not the game”It was about Dupont’s reputation”
John Barclay speaks: “Scotland couldn’t get anything going today”There was no continuity, they couldn’t do anything, there was no cutting edge in their game and that’s unusual for a Gregor Townsend team”
Habana: “Scotland’s execution and decision-making were not there” They struggled to get started When they got the chance, it was embodied by the kick of Hogg in the end. Your precision was not good enoughâ ????
Today’s man of the game, Vakatawa, speaks to Amazon Prime and is asked if he is happy with the result: “Absolutely, we’re very excited about today’s win”We have worked so hard in the last few weeks and we are very happy about the win. It’s a good feeling
“We know it will be difficult to get here We stuck to our schedule and managed to score”It was teamworkâ ????
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Câ ???? est la vie for Scotland it’s all over.They seemed to deserve one last chance with that penalty deep in added time.Hogg tried to corner it but overcooked it slightly and missed the touch France happily tossed the ball out and that will It was a pulsating match, a little too little rugby in truth, with lots of kicks and lots of penalties.But there was some high quality stuff to see France seem almost guaranteed to progress as the last group game against Italy this coming Saturday should be at home So in a few weeks England versus France will be in the final, unless something extraordinary happens
80 min 2: Scotland attacks from their own half Hogg makes a strong breakout He is tackled and Scotland receives a penalty Hogg kicks to the corner, but misses the touch! It’s over!
79 min: Scotland has the ball in France’s half and is looking for the converted score that would at least secure a tie.They move slowly forward with some strong supports but are then penalized for crossing – and France can realize When the seconds go by But now Scotland has a crush! Just when it looked like France was going to close it
77 min: Ritchie gives away another punishment because he didn’t roll away. Ramos tries to kick it from 54 meters. It falls too short
75 min: Fickou tries to guard a good, searching kick from Stuart Hogg safely in the corner. He is pushed in the back and brought into contact by Duhan Van der Merwe, and it looks like a clear punishment, but Barnes gives Scotland line-out In the ensuing phase of the game, Scotland is punished for a slap in the face by Jamie Ritchie Meanwhile, France are still seven points ahead and we are in the last five minutes so Scotland needs to find something p>
72 min: The French No. 8 All-third gets in touch in the Scottish half and is absolutely mutilated in a huge textbook hit by George Turner, who has just surfaced, Scotland, in turn, celebrates this big problem then they win a penalty for the resulting scrum
70 min: Scotland has a crush It collapses and France wins the penalty They celebrate passionately Gregor Townsend looks increasingly worried in the stands Bhatti, who has just come, was punished there by Barnes “Let’s be honest, nobody knows something about scrummaging “I think the Amazon co-commentator just said it
68 min: George Turner, Jamie Bhatti and Sam Skinner are all on the road for Scotland now
Peter Webster: “Don’t copy the Irish anthem”Not the sterilized and politically correct Irish reputation, but Amhrán na bhFiann? Particularly relevant given the events in Croke Park 100 years ago”
“I’m Irish and have no love for Amhrán na bhFiann or Ireland’s risky reputation”The two hymns that get my blood pumping are the French and the Russians, which are preferably performed by the Red Army Choirâ ????
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Ramos hits another excellent kick and pulls the ball into the right post from an angle It’s a seven point game where Galthi’s side begins to flex its muscles more and more. More
60 min: It’s safe to say that Scotland is looking increasingly stretched The French pack is starting to hit their opponents, that’s perfectly legal and that makes way for the back line Stuart Hogg makes an excellent rift after France almost over the line in the left corner But it is withdrawn for another penalty for Les Bleus
56 min: Mohamed Haouas, who was sent here in March, is now France, then a roaring mouth rumbles many meters into the Scottish half The power in the French pack seems to be showing itself Vakatawa makes an arrow for the line and leaves some options outside of him and Weir tackled him very well then Fickou had a try but like Vakatawa he is repelled and Jalibert then puts on a crossfield kick which he thinks is a free kick – but Barnes had the advantage overcome
53 min: Scotland tries to gain a foothold in midfield France holds fast Cyril Baille and Julien Marchand are on the road for France The chat starts with Gros France has scored a goal halfway in a central position and Marchand immediately makes an impression when he came on in the front row
52 min: France has a line-out in a convenient location, in the Scottish half, but it is inundated with chat and Scotland flows back onto the field with a flowing attack but then the ball is struck by Scottish hands and it is becomes a throw-in for France in their own half, in their own 22
50 min: An email from David Rea entitled “Best National Anthem” a ???? It’s a fair call:
48 min: Vakatawa now appears on the right wing for France and cuts off a fancy little cultivator kick infield where Matt Fagerson is on hand to clean it up
And Scotland respond immediately after France was again fined four points – five penalties out of five for Weir
Let’s go A bit of room for France off the structured standard, out of the crowd, and Vakatawa is past the post. Rattez is the man who knocks him off with a pass from his left hand after Rattez in turn from Fickou with a beautiful Dismissed offload in midfield, Hogg pulls off a miracle device to stop Vakatawa, but the outer center twists his body as he is felled and touches down Nice rugby from France
During the halftime analysis, a surprise was voiced that France chose to kick the final touch penalty for the first half instead of taking the three.But I disagree – France even crossed the trial line and had the misfortune not to get an attempt
That was good? The 40 minutes seem to go by, even with a lot of penalties after a menacingly strong start by the visitors, Scotland have gained a foothold in the game and we’re all on the field at halftime Some may feel Wayne Barnes is a little whistling but you cannot deny that he explains all of his decisions eloquently and is fair and consistent with both teams Back in a few minutes for a second half
40 min 1: France is at the top of the scrum You win a penalty in scrum and then have a free attack with the advantage that referee Barnes plays It is brought back for the penalty, France kicks to the corner at the direction of Galthié and is try to muzzle at the end of that first half it takes about four men to bring down Camille Chat as he tries to corner after the line out then France goes again, they come over the trial line, but Barnes says it’s stopped! No attempt
40 min: Chat in contact with Jonny Gray in the Scottish half. He extends his right arm to prepare for the contact. Wayne Barnes watches several reps after he was made aware of the incident by the TMO and makes a decision that this is okay chat looks a little apprehensive as he waits for his fate – but it’s all good scrum for france for a kick-off
Another nice kick from Weir after another violation by France (this time offside) and again we are at eye level The kick was flawless from both teams, there was excellent continuity in both Scotland and France It is a stop Start matter, but I wouldn’t call it scratchy. Now a possible foul is being investigated by Camille Chat
35 min: France pushes Scotland back into the crowd, but then its all-third No. 8 failing to control it at the base, and the ball spurts out the side of the scrum where Scotland manages to claim it on the ground. A touch of luck for the hosts after Kinghorn’s first mistake
33 min: We now had two scrums within three minutes, the first came from an impetus after Scotland’s restart. Scotland climbs to the left, but France manages to turn it around with a strong counter-blow. Kinghorn has a chance to kick, but sends too long a booming attempt making contact at the French end and Les Bleus will have an offensive scrum as a result
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