Six Nations: Missed tackles cost us - Jim Hamilton

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Scotland lock Jim Hamilton wants the team’s younger players to learn the lessons of their 23-16 loss to France in Paris. Scotland led 6-0 at the break but France scored two tries in the space of five minutes just after the hour mark to seize control.

“I think, naturally, we’re pretty disappointed,” Hamilton said. “We thought we could come here and win, that was our mindset going into the game and for 60 minutes we were right in the game.

“Then the tide turned slightly, we’ve fallen off the tackles and they’ve got dominance in the scrum, and that’s been the turning point. We’ve got to take a lot out of that. We’ve had a decent tournament, the defence has been outstanding at times, but we’ve just got to get better every time we play.

“We’re on an upward curve, and trying to learn all the time. We’ve got new guys in the team, stepping up and doing well, but there’s a lot of work to do with a big tour coming in the summer.”