Graystarsin Scot­land vic­tory

East Kilbride News - - RUGBY -

Jonny Gray played a cru­cial role in Scot­land’s stun­ning win over France in the Six Na­tions on Sun­day.

Fol­low­ing last week’s dis­ap­point­ing dis­play in the de­feat to Wales, the for­mer Calder­glen High School pupil was a star per­former in the sec­ond row as the Scots came from be­hind to win 32-26 at Mur­ray­field.

Tries from Sean Mait­land and Huw Jones, plus six penal­ties and two con­ver­sions from Greig Laid­law, helped de­liver the win that re­vives their cam­paign.

It will give Gre­gor Townsend’s side a mas­sive boost go­ing into the Cal­cutta Cup clash with Eng­land on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 24. The Scots were ham­mered 61-21 at Twick­en­ham last year and will be ea­ger to make amends when the Auld En­emy visit Mur­ray­field.

They will also hope to have Jonny’s brother Richie back in con­tention af­ter his spell out with a calf in­jury.

Dogged Jonny Gray against France

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