Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend rues missed chances in Six Nations

Gregor Townsend wants consistent performances from Scotland
Gregor Townsend wants consistent performances from Scotland

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has urged his side to maintain their consistency after a mixed Six Nations tournament.

The Dark Blues started the campaign with a 27-26 win over Wales in the opening round before they were controversially edged out by France in the second game.

Even though they won the Calcutta Cup game against England, defeats in the last two matches against Italy and Ireland meant Scotland had to finish fourth in the table.

Coach Townsend, who encountered inquiries regarding his future following a challenging ordeal in Rome, remains resolute that his team is advancing.

“We were in contention over the last couple of weeks, which hasn’t been the case before in championships,” said Townsend.

“We would have been more in contention if we’d been awarded that try against France, so I think the evidence is there.

“We’re still searching, like any team, to back up performances.

“It is difficult during the Six Nations, every team has found that. And in particular this Six Nations with the competition and the quality of the teams we were up against, if you don’t get your performance spot on then you’re going to be really challenged to win that game.

“We have to be at our very best every time we play.”