Scotland edge out France 17-14 at Murrayfield

Sean Maitland scored the opening try for Scotland
Sean Maitland scored the opening try for Scotland
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Scotland 17-14 France, BT Murrayfield Stadium
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Scotland bounced back from their defeat against France last weekend with a 17-14 victory against the same opposition at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.

The Dark Blues went on to secure the win despite being down 3-14 at one stage before tries from Sean Maitland and Chris Harris on either side of the break ensured they went over the line.

The opening try of the game came in just the second minute when Damian Penaud intercepted a pass and went over the line. Fullback Thomas Ramos kicked the conversion as France raced to a seven point lead.

The home side straightaway made an impact when Greig Laidlaw kicked a fifth minute penalty goal that reduced the gap to three points.

Jacques Brunel's men looked in control when Sofiane Guitoune set up Penaud for his second try in the 27th minute that was improved by Ramos stretching their lead to 3-14.

Just as the break was approaching, Gregor Townsend's side began to make a stride with a combination of Blair Kinghorn and Finn Russell sent Maitland over the line. Laidlaw kicked the conversion as the teams ended the first half with a 10-14 scoreline.

France were kept under pressure by Scotland at the start of the second half and it finally paid dividends with Harris crossing over in the 60th minute for a vital try and Laidlaw's conversion ensured they completed a much-needed 17-14 win.

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