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'Townsend should be disappointed rather than proud'

Former Scotland's Sevens captain Colin Gregor believes Gregor Townsend should be disappointed after the loss in Dublin, rather than proud.

The Scotland head coach praised his side after the 7-13 defeat against Ireland.

"You just want him to be disappointed," Gregor told BBC Radio Scotland. "It's still a loss. Is he proud because he was expecting to get cuffed?

"I can understand why he's saying it, but is that the benchmark? Just to give them a game? That wasn't a good Ireland team. That wasn't a good Scotland performance.

"Yes, there was backs-against-the-wall defence, but the basic errors in attack, the things that were in their control they didn't do all that well. The over-riding sense for me is still frustration. Their attack needs a whole heap of work."

Former Scotland prop Peter Wright added it has been a "very inconsistent championship" for Townsend's side.

"Scotland should have beat France, Italy was disappointing, and when Gregor actually watches this game back, he'll be disappointed," Wright said.

"He'll reflect on the words he said. Be proud of the defensive effort, but that was an Ireland team that was misfiring. Scotland were still in the game because Ireland didn't take chances.

"It's what could have been for Scotland. Overall, a disappointing Six Nations."