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Greig Laidlaw felt Scotland showed a growing maturity after bouncing back from another poor start to beat France 17-14 at BT Murrayfield.

The 66,181 crowd must have had a sense of deja vu as Damian Penaud intercepted Peter Horne’s pass to run over for the visitors inside two minutes – the third game running that Scotland have conceded in the same timeframe.

The previous weekend’s early blow in Nice led to a 32-3 defeat and France looked set to repeat their victory when Penaud went over again 26 minutes in to help put them 14-3 ahead.

But Sean Maitland’s try and Laidlaw’s conversion narrowed the deficit to four at half-time and an improved Scotland held on for victory after Chris Harris’s try put them in front.

And Laidlaw was delighted with the mentality of his side.

The scrum-half said: “We talked about the first 10 minutes and startin

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