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November 8, 2018

Scotland get back on track by beating France at Murrayfield 

Scotland have won their first match of this year’s Six Nations Championship after they put a resurgent French side to the sword at Murrayfield this after.

In what was arguably game of the weekend the plucky Scots managed to win 32-26 and get their campaign back on track following last week’s dismal performances against Wales.

The game which was fast paced throughout exploded into life when Teddy Thomas put France ahead in the third minute after an explosive run down the right hand side.

France pulled further ahead when Machenaud slotted over the first penalty of the game following some Scottish ill-discipline.

Scotland however didn’t let their heads drop and added a try of their own when Maitland touched down in the corner. Although they found themselves further behind when Thomas followed his own kick and scored a remarkable try.

The never say die Scots did quickly respond through Jones who scored the Scots second try,  leaving it 20-14 to France at the break. 

The second half became a kicking game with Machenaud, Siren slotting over consistently for the French, but it was the retuning Greg Laidlaw who had the final say as six penalties from his boot thay proved the difference in the end, and gave Scotland a six point victory.

Scotland now face a though test against England in the Calcutta Cup in two weeks, whilst the French face Italy in match that could be considered as a wooden spoon encounter. 

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