Scotland's Duncan Weir drives forward away from France's Virimi Vakatawa
Duncan Weir scored a series of penalties for Scotland
Scotland: (12) 15
Pens: Weir (5)
France: (12) 22
Try: Vakatawa Con: Ramos Pens: Ramos (4) Drop goal: Jalibert

Scotland’s Autumn Nations Cup fate is out of their own hands after they fell to a frantic defeat to France at Murrayfield.

Their 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.

Scotland had to hang on against repeated French attacks, but their brave defending went unrewarded.

Gregor Townsend’s side were aiming for a sixth consecutive Test win for only the third time ever, and the first since 1990, but they were never in a winning position against the French.

France’s win ends a run of four successive defeats at Murrayfield, and is their first win in Edinburgh since 2014.

Scotland: Hogg (c); Kinghorn, Harris, Johnson, Van der Merwe, Weir, Price; Kebble, Brown, Berghan; Cummings, Gray; Ritchie, Watson, M Fagerson.

Replacements: Turner, Bhatti, Z Fagerson, Skinner, Thomson, Hidalgo-Clyne, Taylor, Maitland.

France: Ramos; Thomas, Vakatawa, Fickou, Rattez; Jalibert, Dupont; Gros, Chat, Bamba; Le Roux, Taofifenua; Cretin, Ollivon (c), Alldritt

Replacements: Marchand, Baille, Haouas, Willemse, Woki, Couilloud, Carbonel, Vincent

More to follow.

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