Laidlaw leads fightback to keep Scotland alive

Greig Laidlaw surpassed 600 points for Scotland as it produced a stirring comeback to claim its first win of the Six Nations by beating France 32-26 at Murrayfield.

Viewed as dark horse to win the competition, Scotland was thumped 34-7 by Wales in Cardiff in its opening game last week.

The home fans in Edinburgh could have been forgiven for thinking more of the same was to come when France raced into a 10-0 lead, and it was still ahead by six at the break

France went into the break 20-14 ahead thanks to two tries from the excellent Teddy Thomas as it looked to put the ghosts of last week's dramatic 15-13 home loss to Ireland to rest.

Scotland provided much stronger resistance in the second half and captain Laidlaw knocked over six penalties after the restart to seal victory.

The fightback keeps alive Scotland's hopes of lifting the trophy ahead of the crunch visit of defending champion England.