Robinson backs Scotland to win

Date published: February 11 2017

Former Scotland head coach Andy Robinson thinks they can follow up last week’s victory over Ireland and win against France on Sunday.

On the back of a 27-22 triumph, the Scots enter Paris full of confidence ahead of taking on a France outfit that was edged out by England.

And Robinson believes his former side can make it two wins out of two at the Stade de France, hailing their opening victory at Murrayfield.

“What a start it was,” he told BT Sport when looking ahead to the Six Nations game. “To see Stuart Hogg running with the ball in his hands it was tremendous. He got on the outside channel and attacked Ireland where they were weak defensively and scored two fantastic tries.”

“What I loved about the Scotland performance is what they did in the second-half. Defensively they really worked hard and with the Gray brothers making so many tackles in the end they worked out how to win the game.

“Credit to Greig Laidlaw too for his captaincy under the posts when they went behind, to then bring them back together and then kick those two penalties at the end.”

He added: “It was just what Scotland needed as they hadn’t won the first game of a Six Nations since 2006 and they can now go to Paris full of confidence and I think they’ll win on Sunday.”