Scotland v France: Five takeaways from the Six Nations clash as Gregor Townsend’s men choke again
2024/02/11

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After France's thrilling 20-16 win over Scotland in the Six Nations clash at Murrayfield, here are five key takeaways from the match. Firstly, the controversial decision on whether it was a try or not can be understood from the referee and TMO's perspectives, although it seemed like it should have been scored. Secondly, France's performance was not significantly better than their previous game against Ireland, and multiple areas of their play are struggling. Thirdly, France had standout players like Alldritt, Fickou, and Bielle-Biarrey who had a major impact on the game. Fourthly, Scotland missed an opportunity to win the match despite initially dominating the first half. Lastly, World Rugby needs to address the issue of the offside line from kicks, which resulted in a dull period of play during the match. Overall, the match was filled with drama and excitement, but certain aspects of the game need addressing.

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