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    France ended Scotland's 10-match unbeaten run at Murrayfield when they scored a 13-6 victory in the opening game of the 1976 five-nation rugby union championship in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Saturday (10 January).

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    1.
    GV Scotland (playing from left to right) attack, ball caught by Frenchman, Morgan picks up and scores drop goal (3 shots)
    0.11

    2.
    GV Morgan's penalty hits post and bounced wide (2 shots)
    0.24

    3.
    LV Romeu converts penalty for France
    0.34

    4.
    TGV Line out to Scotland, France gain possession, attack and score try (8 shots)
    1.15

    5.
    GV Romeu converts try (2 shots)
    1.25

    6.
    SV & GV Renwick of Scotland scores penalty (3 shots)
    1.34

    7.
    SV & GV Romeu scores penalty (3 shots)
    2.00


    Rugby Union -- and in Edinburgh on Saturday France ended Scotland's 10-match unbeaten run at Murrayfield. In the opening game of the 1976 five-nation championship, the French scored a thirteen-six victory. The BBC's Bill McLaren is the commentator....



    "A Gary Owen there...Jacques Fouroux the French captain and scrum-half inside his own twenty-five caught by Hay, he's helped by Bastiat. Mackie was up, Morgan with a drop goal. It's there. (PAUSE) Morgan. And still past the post and he is absolutely disgusted with himself.



    "Romeu makes it eighty-four now.



    "Madsen throws to Gordon Brown...not able to control it. Neither can Bastiat. Through goes Mackie, booted on by Fouroux. But picked up by Mrogan. Andy Irvine. Dubertrand. Dubertrand out to Gourdon. Gourdon chased there by Irvine. But Gourdon still in play. That was a good catch there by Cholley, the prop forward. On the Scottish twenty-five, great French play here. Fouroux to Romeu. Sangalli. There's an overlap here to Dubertrand. He must score. What a try.



    "This one is dead on the toe. Romeu. He smacks at it but it's good enough.



    "Jim Renwick then. Little stab. Dead straight. And once more from the terracing behind the goal post. Everybody up there no doubt holding their breath hopking their breath hoping that this will go past the post.



    SV & GV Romeu scores penalty (3 shots)




    Initials BB/0050 AMN/JB/BB/0110


    SPORT: RUGBY UNION
    TELERECORDING
    This film is serviced with an English commentary by BBC commentator Bill McLaren. A transcript appears overleaf.
    BILL MCLAREN

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: France ended Scotland's 10-match unbeaten run at Murrayfield when they scored a 13-6 victory in the opening game of the 1976 five-nation rugby union championship in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Saturday (10 January).

    It was a thoroughly deserved victory by the French who came back after a shaky start to lead 7-3 at half time and eventually won by three penalties and a try to a penalty and a dropped goal.

    France now appears the main threat to the championship favourites Wales, who open their programme against England at Twickenham in a Week's time.

    Fly-half J.P. Romeu was France's top scorer, kicking all three penalties. Wing three-quarter A. Dubertrand scored the French try. For Scotland, scrum-half D.W. Morgan kicked the drop goal and J.M. Renwick the penalty.

    Despite his goal in the first five minutes, Morgan was off form, missing a number of kicks in windy conditions and France drew level with a kick from Romeu. After this aided by Bastiat's height, they dominated the line-outs and then took a good try by Dubertrand to go into the lead which they never lost.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE2Y4PPNWTJFX0JNJV1VLCBZMY
    Media URN:
    VLVAE2Y4PPNWTJFX0JNJV1VLCBZMY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
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    N/A

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