Cotter disappointed at Paris loss

Date published: February 7 2015

Vern Cotter couldn’t hide his disappointment as Scotland slipped to a narrow defeat to France at the Stade de France.

Scotland scored the only try of the game through Dougie Fife, but gave away too many penalties, allowing Camille Lopez to slot 15 points for les Bleus.

And after arguably looking the more dangerous side in the first half, the Scots struggled after the breaking, being dominated in both territory and possession, eventually going down 15-8.

While there were certainly some promising signs, Cotter, in his first Six Nations, admitted frustration was the overriding feeling at the final whistle.

“There were some really good things that went on out there, but we are obviously disappointed,” said Cotter.

“We created opportunities and took the initiative and varied our play well. Our defence was good but we perhaps turned the ball over too much and that cost us.

“The guys worked very hard and we will look at how we can turn that hard work into more points.

“We have a big game against Wales next weekend but we will analyse this one and then move on. There are some positives but, at the moment, we are just disappointed that we’ve given everything and got nothing to show.”