Scotland player ratings: Rory Darge and Ben White shine in contentious loss to France
2024/02/10

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Scotland's performance on Saturday was reviewed following their 20-16 defeat against France in the Six Nations at Murrayfield. Here is a breakdown of how each player performed. Harry Paterson, a late addition to the starting line-up, made a positive impact with a fine run in the build-up to Ben White's try but was beaten by Louis Bielle-Biarrey for France's decisive try. Kyle Rowe had limited opportunities on attack and made a crucial error in the closing stages of the game. Huw Jones combined well with Paterson and delivered a superb offload to White for the opening try. Sione Tuipulotu and Duhan van der Merwe were quiet on defence. Finn Russell provided good attacking moments but his decision-making as co-captain came under scrutiny. Ben White delivered a slick service and had good moments on attack. Jack Dempsey took the fight to the opposition with solid carries. Rory Darge had a memorable return from injury with a brilliant all-round performance. Matt Fagerson made little impact before being replaced due to injury. Scott Cummings provided valuable lineout possession and competed well at the set-piece. Grant Gilchrist had a solid overall effort. Zander Fagerson was penalised at a crucial stage but performed well defensively. George Turner made an impact as a ball carrier and on defense. Pierre Schoeman had a strong display in the scrums and was solid on carries and defense. The replacements did not have the desired effect and struggled to maintain the intensity of the starting line-up.

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