Mindful of history and excited by opportunity

Mindful of history and excited by opportunity

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has urged his team to ‘go out and make history’ this Sunday against France as Scotland look to record their first win in Paris since 1999 (kick-off 3pm) – live on BBC.

Last weekend’s 27-22 triumph over Ireland saw the Scots break their opening day RBS 6 Nations duck dating back to February 2006 and record their fifth win in the last 20 meetings between the sides.

The in-form Edinburgh Rugby forward is intent on making more history at Stade de France.

“Obviously France away is tough for any team,” said Watson.

“We’ve beat the at home last year but it’s a great opportunity for us to go out there, try and beat them and make some history.”

The last time Scotland won away in France was back in 1999, when Watson was only eight years old.

“I’m not going to lie, I can’t remember the game in ’99 but I am sure it was a great day and we will try and do the same.”

In recent weeks there has been numerous references to this squad being on par with that side but Watson, like the rest of his colleagues, are not buying too much into the plaudits and praise.

He said: “Obviously it was great that they won the championship back then but we are just taking it week by week.

“We are not getting ahead of ourselves. We have a massive game against France this weekend and that’s all we are concentrating on at the moment,” he added.

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