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Kidney frustrated by defeat

Ireland coach Declan Kidney struggled to look beyond the scoreline after his experimental side were beaten 10-6 by Scotland at Murrayfield.

Two Jonathan Sexton penalties saw Kidney's side hold a 6-3 advantage before Joe Asbro's late try earned victory for Scotland

"We're very disappointed to concede the late score that cost us the result. When you pull on a Test jersey the final score is what you looking for," said Kidney.

"We play to win and we came off second best. We got things out of the game like match time for some players, but we lost the match.

"We'll get better as these warm-up games go on. We've been here before."

Rob Kearney, making his comeback from the knee injury sustained last November, finished the match.

"Completing 80 minutes will have done his confidence a lot of good. He's been motoring in training," said Kidney.

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