Hogg 4, Vakatawa 9: Scotland vs France player ratings | Autumn Nations Cup

France got their Autumn Nations Cup campaign off to a flying star as they overcame Scotland 22-15 at Murrayfield.

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Gregor Townsend’s sides hopes of reaching the final now rest on whether Italy can beat France in Paris next week.

The sides were level at the break, but within minutes of the restart Virimi Vakatawa claimed the game’s only try.

STATS ZONE

  • Most tackles: Bernard le Roux (France) – 20
  • Most missed tackles: Stuart Hogg (Scotland) – 3
  • Most carries: Matt Fagerson (Scotland) – 12
  • Most metres: Virimi Vakatawa (France) – 81
  • Most turnovers won: Hamish Watson (Scotland) – 1
  • Most turnovers conceded: Vincent Rattez (France) – 2

RUCK’S MAN OF THE MATCH – VIRIMI VAKATAWA

The powerhouse centre bullied his way through for the only try of the contest. He made 81 metres from his 8 carries.

Scotland v France player ratings

Scotland: Hogg 4; Kinghorn 5, Harris 6, Johnson 5, Van der Merwe 6, Weir 6, Price 6; Kebble 6, Brown 6, Berghan 6; Cummings 6, Gray 7; Ritchie 6, Watson 7, M Fagerson 7.

France: Ramos 6; Thomas 6, Vakatawa 9, Fickou 8, Rattez 5; Jalibert 7, Dupont 8; Gros 6, Chat 6, Bamba 6; Le Roux 7, Taofifenua 6; Cretin 6, Ollivon 7, Alldritt 7.


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9=. ANDY FARRELL £600k (Ireland)

The first of two Farrell’s on this list, Andy received a significant pay boost when he took over from Joe Schmidt following the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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9=. DAN BIGGAR £600k (Northampton Saints)

The Welsh pivot has made the most of his big-money move from Ospreys to Northampton Saints, where he has shone consistently since joining in 2018.

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8. STEVE LUATUA £650k (Bristol Bears)

Didn’t make any friends within the All Blacks hierarchy when he decided to cash in on his extreme rugby talent, signing for Bristol in 2017. Has since signed a two-year contract extension. The All Blacks aren’t allowed by the New Zealand Rugby Union to pick exiles.

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