France get first tournament win with Paris victory over Scotland

first_imgSunday Mar 17, 2013 France get first tournament win with Paris victory over Scotland France avoided not winning a championship game for the first time since 1969 as they beat Scotland 23-16 thanks to two tries in the second half. Their disappointing campaign sees them ending bottom of the table however, for the first time since 1999. France needed to win by 16 points to relegate Ireland to the wooden spoon, but a late Tim Visser try sealed their fate as they ended the competition with just one win and a draw.Pre-tournament favourites for many, France showed glimpses of their potency in the second half as stars Wesley Fofana and Maxime Medard helped them end their seven-match winless streak.Scotland on the other hand achieved their best championship result since 2006, finishing third on the overall table with many positives to take away from the campaign.A Freddie Michalak scuffle with Lions hopeful Stuart Hogg soured affairs a little, before the enigmatic flyhalf left the field with a bad shoulder dislocation, to a standing ovation.“We’re last in the Six Nations and we have to accept that and face up to it. The game was like our tournament: complicated,” said France coach Philippe Saint-Andre.“The second half was better and we started to get back into the game and scored two very good tries. But we missed two other good chances.“This team is young, it has a soul and fights. But it lacks control, collectively and individually, and you need control and patience when you play rugby at the highest level. The objective is to be ready for the 2015 World Cup. I think we will learn enormously from this Six Nations.View all Six Nations HighlightsTime: 5:05Credit: rbs6nationsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Six Nations 2013 Related Articles 424 WEEKS AGO The Six Nations 2013 Highlights Montage 429 WEEKS AGO Vincent Clerc’s incredible volley almost… 430 WEEKS AGO Wales thrash England by record score to retain… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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