Weir’s best not enough for Scotland

Duncan Weir’s most productive international match could not save Scotland from a 22-15 defeat by France in their Autumn Nations Cup match at Murrayfield on Sunday.

Warriors fly-half Weir scored all of Scotland’s points with five penalties in his 30th international appearance which surpassed his own international match best of 11 points.

Weir made it nine successful kicks from nine off the tee in two matches in the new competition but a try by centre Virimi  Vakatawa two minutes into the second half made the difference.

Weir also put in a try-saving tackle on Vakatawa midway through the second half and landed his fifth penalty shortly after which kept Scotland in the hunt for at least a draw.

But Scotland skipper Stuart Hogg kicked long with an injury time penalty which was aimed to go into touch at the corner to give France the win and end Scotland’s five match unbeaten run.

Scotland’s scheduled final pool match against Fiji at Murrayfield next Saturday has been cancelled because of a COVID-19 outbreak in Fiji’s squad.