Paterson 'excellent' but 'Scotland should've won'

Glasgow Warriors and Scotland hooker Fraser Brown said on BBC Sportsound.

"Scotland should've won that. They weren't clinical enough in the first half. The first two set plays they had inside the French 22, they had turned over without getting to the second phase. Second half, they had opportunities and they didn't convert them.

"France had shown absolutely no desire to play any rugby in the second half but within two or three phases they're in behind Scotland and have scored. The decision at the end is shocking in my opinion.

"Harry Paterson was excellent, right from the first minute. His involvement in the first try, just the composure, it's just a really simple thing. Test matches are won by really simple skills.

"There was no sign of nerves at all. He carried well, he's a great link player. The one thing he was caught out on slightly is the French try where Ben White gets caught out at the back of the scrum but other than that you cannot fault him."

Former Scotland prop Peter Wright also spoke on Sportsound:

"First of all it shouldn't have gotten to that play. The game should've been dead and buried by that point. The only way that ball didn't touch the white line is if someone had dug out the line and it was just muck. Even if it was France, I'd be saying the same thing. Every player knew it was a try.

"I'm not accusing [referee] Nic Berry of losing the game for Scotland. Scotland lost the game for themselves. They weren't clinical enough. Scotland will be very disappointed.

"That's what disappoints you is the ease in which France scored the second try. The frustration is they lost a game they definitely should've won."