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Williams sticks by unlucky Scots

Matt Williams has named an unchanged team for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations visit by Ireland, stating that they were “robbed blind” losing 16-9 to France (couldn’t agree with him more!!)

Danielli and White had been injury doubts, but will now face Ireland at Murrayfield.

“This is justified reward for the positive effort from all who were involved in Paris.

“We said before the France game that a brave loss was not acceptable and the players haven’t accepted it – there was a lot of emotion in the changing room after the match.

“Those feelings are combined with the fact that we can mix it with the best teams in the world. But, at the end of the day, we didn’t get the points.

“Whether you win, lose or draw, by Monday night the players have put the game behind them and they are fully focused on the next task. That task is Ireland here at Murrayfield on Saturday.”

The Scotland coach was critical of touch-judge Simon McDowell and referee Nigel Williams for decisions made in the Stade de France. But the Australian maintains he has no concerns about French official Joel Jutge, who will take charge for the visit of the Irish.

A laughing Williams stressed: “I support all officials – as always.”

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