6N: Lopez boots France to 15-8 win over Scotland
PARIS (AP) — Flyhalf Camille Lopez kicked France to a 15-8 win over Scotland in their Six Nations opener on Saturday.
Both teams played with vivacity in freezing temperature at the Stade de France, with Scotland substitute Dougie Fife scoring the sole try on the stroke of halftime to reduce France’s lead to 9-8.
The Scots, chasing a first win in France since 1999, put on a display of pugnacity, guts, and solid defending, but were made to pay for their indiscipline, as Lopez hit five of his six goalkicks.
France spent most of the second half in Scotland’s half but lacked imagination to take the better of the Scottish defense.