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Scotland player ratings vs France

By PA Authors
By Online Editors

Scotland were swept aside 32-3 by France in their World Cup warm-up clash in Nice.

Here, the PA news agency looks at how the Dark Blues rated at the Allianz Riviera, where the hosts ran in five tries.

SCOTLAND

Stuart Hogg

The ex-Glasgow Warriors full-back was unable to stop France scoring their second try on the overlap in corner, but did produce some important tackles.

6/10

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Darcy Graham

Another whose defensive positioning could have been a bit smarter, notably in the build-up to Maxime Medard’s first try.

6

Huw Jones

Warriors centre made some positive breaks as the Scots aimed to recover from their slow start.

6.5

Duncan Taylor

Was back for his first appearance in a Scotland jersey after two years of injury setbacks and the Saracens man showed some quick hands.

6

Byron McGuigan

Showed plenty of running to try to drag his side back into the game, but was often too hasty with timing of passes.

6

Adam Hastings

Put Scotland on the board with a successful long penalty, but then got himself in the sin-bin late in the first half left. Some loose kicking after the interval.

5

Ali Price

Enjoyed little success as France produced a dominant display in both set-plays and free-flowing attacks.

5

Jamie Bhatti

Loose-head prop will be disappointed not to have been stronger when in possession and at the scrum. Replaced at half-time.

6

Stuart McInally

Scotland captain was punished for a loose line-out as Les Bleus scored a try inside the opening two minutes, but continued to rally his side.

6

Simon Berghan

The Edinburgh prop found it tough going against the French frontline.

6

Ben Toolis

The 28-year-old battled bravely, but made a limited impact in the final third.

6

Grant Gilchrist

Despite his experience, the Edinburgh forward was unable to lead a Scotland response in the pack.

5

John Barclay

Made his return from 18 months out with a ruptured Achilles and showed some promise.

6

Jamie Ritchie

Had to a tough evening against Les Bleus.

5.5

Josh Strauss

The Sale Sharks number eight worked hard in the face of continued French pressure.

6.5

Replacements

Zander Fagerson replaced Bhatti at the break and Scotland made six more changes in the second half, with Rory Hutchinson and Scott Cummings making their international debuts, but it was to little avail. 6

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Scotland player ratings vs France