SCOTLAND head coach Bryan Easson was reeling after his side were defeated 28-8 in a poor first half against France in the TikTok Women’s Six Nations at Scotstoun.
His side cajoled to deceive in the opening 40 minutes, holding plenty of possession but hardly creating France any worry until it was too late.
Laure Sansus’ brace, plus goals from player of the match Jessy Tremoulière and captain Gaëlle Hermet gave France a 28-3 lead at half-time.
Scotland had a significantly better second half and a try from full-back Chloe Rollie meant they won the second half 5-0, which both pleased and frustrated Easson.
He said: “It was a disappointing first half, we didn’t get a shot during that period and we were really frustrated at half-time, that wasn’t our business.
“We have to improve crowds and alleys within the attacking zone.
“It’s the same on both sides of the ball, I’ll be honest with you, I thought we attacked well and territorially we did the first half pretty well, we had good possession and then just let them off the hook.
“Same thing on defense too, we let them off the hook with their results in the first half, we had some good defensive sets but again just turned off sometimes so we’re learning but what we’re fed up with is saying that we’ll get better.”
Whilst Easson was bitterly disappointed with his side’s first-half performance in Glasgow, after a stern talk at the break he was pleased with how they recovered in the second half.
“We talked at half-time about zeroing them and making sure they didn’t score, which was good, but we also put pressure on the scoreboard and the territory and we did that much better,” added Easson, whose side remain without a win.
“We really put pressure on the teams, we let them off it all too easily.
“That second half is what we’re all about, but the first half just wasn’t good enough.”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18225299/scotland-third-defeat-womens-six-nations-france/ Scotland concede their third straight defeat in the Women’s Six Nations after being paid for by France for a sloppy start