Scotland failed to bring the efficiency the “navy blue jersey might per chance well merely restful demand” in a disappointing Six Worldwide locations loss to France, says head coach Gregor Townsend.
The Scots hold been smartly overwhelmed 27-10 in Paris, extending their 20-one year depend on a victory on French soil to 11 Assessments.
They’ve finest a solitary bewitch from their three championship suits.
“What’s genuinely disappointing is that we didn’t placed on our simplest efficiency this day,” Townsend advised BBC Scotland.
“That navy blue jersey might per chance well merely restful demand of you a seriously greater efficiency and we’ve to hold that in the Six Worldwide locations for the reason that teams are so fair correct.
“We will specialize in ourselves and specialize in at areas the build we obviously underperformed. But France played smartly this day. They are a harmful aspect. The everyday of the teams we play against mean that if we design no longer bring our simplest sport we’re going to lose.”
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‘It is no longer fair correct enough to play in suits and starts’
Townsend bemoaned error-strewn Scotland’s failure to “catch out of the blocks” as they began each halves slowly, shedding tries in the Thirteenth and 41st minutes.
They conceded four in entire, with Ali Tag’s leisurely comfort, converted by Adam Hastings, and a Greig Laidlaw penalty their finest scores.
Scotland hold been missing a bunch of key males, including support-rowers John Barclay and Hamish Watson and backline stars Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell, however Townsend refused guilty accidents for his aspect’s display.
“We spent loads of that first 15 minutes in our hold half of and we didn’t bring the vitality that the French crew brought, which is de facto disappointing because we bring that at any time after we play,” he added.
“They’re beautiful gamers and we steady appeared as if it’d be about a steps leisurely France this day early on. We pride ourselves on our vitality and our fitness – we confirmed that in the final 10, 15 minutes. But we want to show that from the initiating.
“It is no longer fair correct enough at this stage to play in suits and starts.”
‘Scotland are their very hold worst enemy’ – analysis
Used Scotland prop Peter Wright on BBC Radio Scotland.
Scotland are their very hold worst enemy. How most of the French tries came from Scottish mistakes? From a Scottish level of observe it modified into a horrific sport.
Of the initiating XV, Jamie Ritchie and Grant Gilchrist hold been the two that you might per chance suppose purchased plus parts. The comfort? Disappointing. Too many errors. Unpleasant passes. Unpleasant skill-sets.
We know the Stade de France is a cauldron. I’ve been there, I’ve played there. It is a cauldron, however you is seemingly to be a worldwide rugby player and about a of those performances, for me, weren’t of worldwide calibre.