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Penaud mistake costs French big time in Scotland test

Penaud mistake costs French big time in Scotland test

French winger Damian Penaud scored two tries against Scotland on Saturday but he also missed an opportunity in the first half to potentially seal a victory at Murrayfield.

France ran a set play from inside their own half which saw Gael Fickou take contact in midfield. The Stade Fran├žais centre managed to find an offload to Penaud on the wrap around, but the 22-year-old was unable to gather the ball.

If Penaud had retained possession, there was a potential two-on-one with Alivereti Raka against Scotland full back Stuart Hogg, who had rushed up in defence to cover the outside channel.

As it happened, Blair Kinghorn pounced on the loose ball and set up a Scotland counter attack, which was eventually finished off by Sean Maitland on the left wing.

This was a crucial moment in the game, which saw a potential 14-point swing just before half time, which could have put the visitors 21-3 up at the break.

Instead Scotland went on to win 17-14 in Edinburgh and full match highlights are available below:


  • arkelt
    8:54 AM 26/08/2019
    Top Comment

    Scotland took their revenge vs first game and, even if it wasn't fluid from start to end, they showed why they're now one of the major rugby nations. Even when not at their peak, they can still win crucial games.France continues to reverse the trend of the last few years that brought them always deeper in the World Rugby rankings, which is good. They have to keep working and I'm sure they'll do something good at the World Cup (not talking about winning, but out of pool stage would already be a good performance). Still somme silly mistakes though (Raka, Penaud...) and we desperately need a good 10 if we want to be back in the Top5


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