Cotter pleased with Scottish character

Date published: August 23 2015

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Scotland head coach Vern Cotter admitted his side's performance wasn't perfect against Italy but was pleased to come away with a priceless victory.

The Scots prevailed 16-12 in Turin thanks to a late try from replacement scrum-half Henry Pyrgos to go with Duncan Weir's eleven points off the kicking tee.

It was Cotter's side's first win since November 2014 and unsurprisingly the head coach was happy with the result more so than Saturday's overall showing.

"We wanted a hard game and we got that," he told thescotlandteam.com.

"It was not an easy game, very physical. We are happy with a few things. It was a reasonable performance, not perfect and could have gone either way.

"Overall I think our character played a part because they ran very straight and direct and really tested our one-on-one defence and I thought we coped well with that."

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