Six Nations: Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw set to win 50th cap

Laidlaw will lead Scotland against France on Sunday. Picture: SNS

Laidlaw will lead Scotland against France on Sunday. Picture: SNS

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Greig Laidlaw spoke of his pride at the prospect of winning his 50th cap at BT Murrayfield on Sunday and drawing level with David Sole’s record 25 appearances as captain, but insisted his primary focus was on Scotland beating France and making it two Six Nations wins in a row.

After ending a nine-game losing streak in the tournament with a 36-20 win in Rome 12 days ago, the 30-year-old said the pressure has merely shifted to a desire for victory on home turf.

“There’s always that pressure every time you play for Scotland,” he said. “You’ve got to embrace that. We want to win this weekend. Make no doubt about it.”

He added: “We win and lose together. The players are 100 per cent behind me and we feel we are going in the right direction.”

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