Scotland”must begin winning” big matches if they are to”advancement as a country”, says fly-half Finn Russell.

Gregor Townsend’s men lost their Six Nations fixture 22-13 after an error-strewn 2nd half into Ireland.

They traveling to France second, where they have not won since 1999, however Russell – who plays his club with Parisian side Racing 92 – hinting Scotland”can come out fighting”.

“All these are the situations you like to stay whenever you’re on the rear just a little bit and need to turn out fighting.

“If you show up just short against a few of the best teams in the world, it’s tough. If we’re going to succeed as a country we’re going to get to begin winning those matches “

Scotland won their opening fixture to Italy using a bonus point in your home, but neglected to take such a thing out of their at home defeat by the defending champions.

Russell bemoaned their error count, which rose as the game went on and his team’s failure.

“if we got in to their half we struggled to keep your hands on the ball. There was always a knock-on or even a punishment. I snapped a forward pass. Once you make a mistake you make the following and it is a snoll effect,” the pivot added.

“Physically we matched them and strike but our mistakes enabled them in to the game. We need to be able to resolve people in France. We’ll want to be at our best if we want to triumph over there.”


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