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Scotland can build "towards something memorable" | Stuart Hogg

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Scotland captain Stuart Hogg wants his team to use their performances in this year's Guinness Six Nations as a platform to build on. 

Duhan van der Merwe scored a try with the last move of the game to clinch Gregor Townsend's side a 27-23 win against France last night, their first in Paris since 1999.

The Scots, who finished with three wins from five games, also enjoyed a historic first victory over England at Twickenham since 1983 on the opening weekend.

“We’re not going to get carried away," Hogg said after their last-gasp win in Paris. "We’re going to enjoy this moment and start building towards something memorable.

“Results at times at times have been outstanding, the performance at times have been very good, but we’re probably going to be kicking ourselves in the foot with some of the losses,

"I’m the captain of a very, very proud nation and we’ll continue to work hard.”


Six Nations Rugby Championship match between France and Scotland at Stade de France,on March 26,2021 in Saint-Denis,France.Photo by David Niviere/ABACAPRESS.COM


A great end to a really promising season

“I’m so proud of the team,” Gregor Townsend said of his team's victory on BBC.

“They came here with a bit of adversity with not our full squad, an injury to one of our starters on Wednesday, a yellow card, a red card, we had to come back against a very good side, but they showed courage, effort, togetherness, and skill to win. A great end to a really promising season for us.

“Even though we finished fourth, it feels like one of our best-ever seasons with the victories we’ve had this year and the performances tonight especially.

“That’s now been the last two years we’ve been competitive in every game. We’ve grown a lot this year, grown a lot this campaign, and we’ve got to continue to grow over the next few years.”

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