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Scotland star Finn Russell sets sights on France

Scotland’s Finn Russell is confident his side can back up their win over Italy by seeing off France on Sunday.

Scotland last beat France in 2006, one decade ago, when Sean Lamont claimed a brace. It was the first, and the only, time that Scotland have won more matches than they have lost in the Six Nations.

Vern Cotter’s men ended a nine-match Six Nations losing streak by beating Italy in the last round of fixtures and Russell believes they can head into their clash with Les Bleus in confident mood.

“We’re confident, we had a good win at the weekend, but there is still a lot to improve and we need to focus on ourselves rather than getting caught up thinking we have won these games already,” Russell told rbs6nations.com.

“It’s a Test match and it’s not going to be easy no matter what, so I’d rather be focusing on ourselves.

“I think looking at it we are sitting fourth just now, so we are in a good position with a couple of tough games [to come] but if we can build on the previous performance we have a good chance of winning the next two if we play at our best.”

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