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MENAFN - Kora - 09/03/2014
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(MENAFN - Kora) A battling performance from Scotland put them 14-9 to the good at half-time at Murrayfield, thanks in the main to tries from Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour, and the hosts fought back well even after Yoann Huget's try after the break put France ahead

Scotland were two minutes from victory when they conceded a penalty that Jean-Marc Doussain converted to snatch a win for France

Johnson said his side played well, but was disappointed with their inability to kill the game off.

"It's a fickle world," Johnson commented. "We played pretty good rugby but we should have won that game - we let ourselves down

"It was the penalty count, every time we were under pressure we lost it again

"There is a naivety with this team but we will grow and become better for it, even if we're hurting now

"We played with great intent and I like that, I like that endeavour. We're not just trying to win ugly, we're trying to win well. Our scrum stood up and we showed we can compete, and our set pieces were better

"We've just got some ills in our game we need to fix. I won't complain about the effort, resolve or intent. We've got a job to do against Wales - we want to finish on a high. Hopefully it'll be a good game to watch next weekend (against Wales).



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