Six-try France thrash Scotland to take another step towards grand slam


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France the best team in the world? Maybe not yet, but they will move up to third in the rankings after this, the leading side in the north. And more importantly for the traditionalists, they remain on course for a grand slam.

The most competitive Six Nations this may be, but France fairly dismantled Scotland in their own lair, a place they have not enjoyed visiting of late. Scotland played with their usual blend of enterprise and menace in the first half, as invigorating a 40 minutes of rugby as this championship has seen, even in this vintage era. But the way they capitulated in the second half revealed the familiar fragility that continues to run through them, a loss of composure when it matters.

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Written by Michael Aylwin
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