Watch: Finn Russell Makes A Bollocks Of Conversion In Front Of The Posts

Watch: Finn Russell Makes A Bollocks Of Conversion In Front Of The Posts

Scotland were on top of the world coming into today's game against France. They had beaten Ireland and confidence was soaring, as they sought back-to-back wins against the French for the first time since the 1960s.

An entertaining first half ended with the home side 13-11 ahead. Stuart Hogg again scoring Scotland's try with Gael Fickou responding with a try of his own.

Scotland then got themselves ahead three minutes into the second half. Tim Swinson crossed over under the posts after a Tommy Seymour up and under.

16-13 and an easy conversion from about ten yards out, smack bang center of the posts. Finn Russell was surely going to add the extras and move the Scots five clear. They were going to go into the driving seat.

Except they didn't.


It appears that he was given the wrong tee off the sideline. Only 46 seconds (!) separated Swinson touching down and Russell missing the conversion.

There's a bit of a wind swirling around the stadium but that's no excuse for the ball just flopping off the tee mid run up. It's a clip which is sure to appear on a 'what happened next' segment of a quiz show in thirty years' time.

Why didn't he just drop goal it?! Ultimately, it didn't matter much as Scotland lost by three.

Still hilarious though.

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