Fagerson part of ‘special’ Scotland group

Date published: February 7 2017

Scotland tighthead prop Zander Fagerson believes the squad are in a great frame of mind following their win over Ireland.

Next up for Vern Cotter's side is a trip to Paris on Sunday to take on France, having won their first opening-day match in the Six Nations since 2006 last Saturday.

Fagerson has been installed as Scotland's number one tighthead for the championship following WP Nel's neck injury and the rising star spoke of how much confidence there had been in the squad in the build-up to facing the 2015 champions.

"We had a lot of confidence in camp during the week," Fagerson told the Press Association.

"We've got a lot of depth coming through and training has been at a real high standard. That's been spurring the whole team on. Training has gone up another level, so I think that was transferred into Saturday's performance.

"In the first half, we were pretty clinical, especially with the backs. They were pretty good, the forwards weren't at their best."

Fagerson acknowledged that one victory wasn't enough for Scotland to start dreaming about winning the title but did stress that the vibe within the group is at a high.

"We've just won one game. We can't get ahead of ourselves. But it does give us confidence we can go out there and put a result down," he added.

"November was good. We should have beaten Australia but didn't see it out.

"But to see out Saturday's win was perfect. I really enjoyed it. This group can do something special and it would be good to give Vern a good send off in the Six Nations."


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