Rennie 'bored' of losing

Scotland flanker eager to end losing streak against Ireland

Last Updated: 27/02/12 6:04pm

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Ross Rennie: Was named man of the match against France but was still on losing side

Ross Rennie: Was named man of the match against France but was still on losing side

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Scotland flanker Ross Rennie is determined to bring his side's run of five Test defeats to an end against Ireland on March 10.

Scotland produced another competitive performance against World Cup finalists France on Sunday, but ultimately slipped to a 23-17 defeat at Murrayfield.

The result marked the first time since 2004 that Scotland have lost five successive Tests, with head coach Andy Robinson's RBS Six Nations record now standing at two wins from 13 matches.

But with a trip to Dublin up next Rennie, who was named man of the match against Les Bleus, says the whole squad are itching to put things right.

"Everyone's just a bit bored of this feeling. It's very frustrating. We are improving week to week and the games are showing that," the Edinburgh player said.

"We've got two games left and everyone's going to be targeting two weeks' time to try to put that record right."


Scotland surged into a 10-0 lead but France hit back through a try from Wesley Fofana, before a long injury stoppage for Rory Lamont robbed the hosts of some of their intensity.

Rennie said: "We lacked a little bit of composure at times. Unfortunately when Rory (Lamont) got hurt we went a bit flat just before half-time and to be leading with 20 minutes to go and not know how to close the game out - it was a lack of composure after they scored.

"We turned over the ball several times and we didn't apply pressure onto them in the last 20 minutes and get ourselves into a position to dominate them again."

Rennie now seems to have moved ahead of John Barclay in the pecking order at openside flanker, but the latter proved to be at home on the blindside against France and their combination is likely to continue at the Aviva Stadium.

"There are things I can improve on. I really liked playing with Barclay and (David) Denton," Rennie said.

"Dents is a big unit who can go forward and John defensively and in attack is a smart player. If I'm in the wrong place he will hopefully be there or vice versa."

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