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We must retain belief - Robinson

Head coach Andy Robinson has called on his Scotland side to retain their belief as they look to put their RBS 6 Nations campaign back on track after suffering more disappointment in their defeat to Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Having been punished for a lack of composure at key moments in their opening reverse against England, Scotland were again their own worst enemies as a calamitous start to the second half in Cardiff proved crucial in their 27-13 loss.

"For me it's about the team being able to keep its belief in what it's trying to do. I think that throughout there is still belief there. It was shown in that 20 minutes when we went down to 27-6 but you've got to take your chances," said Robinson.

"Just before half-time, there was a clear-cut opportunity for us and we just knocked it on getting close to the line and that's what games can change on.

"We must not get away from the fact the effort that's been shown there was very, very good. It's important we build on that and perform that way every time."

Robinson also confirmed that defence coach Graham Steadman is set to leave the Scotland set-up at the end of the season after four years.

Ospreys coaching director Scott Johnson will take up the role of senior assistant prior to the summer tour to Australia, Fiji and Samoa.

Robinson said: "Graham is seeing out his contract. He hasn't been (offered a new one). I don't think it's right for me to go on about it here."


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