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Jackson left frustrated

Fly-half Ruaridh Jackson was annoyed after missing two match-winning opportunities in the RaboDirect Pro12 derby draw with Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

The Scotland number 10 was influential as the Warriors responded from a 10-point second-half deficit to draw 23-23, setting up a try for Colin Shaw before scoring one himself three minutes from time. But Jackson missed the subsequent conversion and a later penalty in blustery winds as the spoils were shared.

Jackson said: "I was pretty frustrated at the end. The conversion for my try I thought I'd hit it pretty well and thought it was going to go over. That's part of my job, to get those kicks, and we should've won it."

He added: "The wind was hard out there, but I still feel I should've got it.

"But I'm pretty happy to have got on the scoresheet with the try and put a bit of pace into the game."

Edinburgh's points came courtesy of Tim Visser's try double, a Ross Rennie touchdown and eight points from Greig Laidlaw's boot.

Visser took his try tally to 12 in all competitions this season, with two in three second-half minutes, but was unhappy to miss out on victory.

Visser said: "I'm disappointed. The way the boys were in the changing room it felt like a loss.

"We take what we can. We'll take the two points and it makes the return at Firhill a bit more interesting."


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