SCOTLAND came from behind to secure a morale-boosting 17-14 win over France at BT Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon. Here's how Gregor Townsend's players rated.

Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs)
Tried hard to spark something in attack  and deserved more from his great second half break as he got into the match more. 7

Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors)
No time to make any sort of impact before he went off with what looked like a head knock, Blair Kinghorn replaced him. 5

Chris Harris (Gloucester)
One early big hit in midfield helped stabilise the defence and he carried strongly when given the chance. 6

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Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors)
Early disaster for him when his pass was intercepted and always struggled to impose himself as a midfield tackler. 5

Sean Maitland (Saracens)
Took his try well and ran hard when he got the chance but struggled to come into the game as much as he would have liked. 5

Finn Russell (Racing 92)
Another to have a mixed game. Under pressure in the first half made mistakes but unwrapped his tricks when he had good ball. 6

Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne)
Kept control of the game when it mattered, stopped the side panicking under pressure and  kept control when they got on top. 8

Gordon Reid (Ayrshire Bulls)
A more than solid 47 minutes where he was on the field and the Scots scrum was in charge. Encouraging. 7

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George Turner (Glasgow Warriors)
A mixed game. Plenty of aggression but sometimes overdid it and his scrum work was undone by loose line out throwing. 6

Willem Nel (Edinburgh)
Played a major role in turning the Scotland scrum from a soft touch to a real weapon, deserved to get more from the referee. 9

Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors)
Did what was there to do, pushed hard in the scrum and carried hard in the open. A solid enough debut. 6

Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs)
Could be a World Cup ending disaster for the big lock. Limped off after 62 minutes with a bad-looking ankle injury. 5

Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors)
Was prepared to throw himself about with huge enthusiasm and ferocity but his discipline was sometimes suspect. 6

Hamish Watson (Edinburgh)
Another who struggled to get into the game in the opening stages but then produced his usual pinball routine to spark his side. 8

Blade Thomson (Scarlets)
Added some real physicality to the defence throughout the first half before going off for a rest just after half time on his debut. 6

Replacements: All came on and helped produce a much more dominant second-half showing after the tame opening. Blair Kinghorn was the most prominent while John Barclay stepped up to finish at lock. 7