Scott Johnson refuses to blame referee for Wales defeat

Scotland coach Scott Johnson during their match with Italy on February 9, 2013
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Scott Johnson says that Scotland can blame no-one but themselves for today's Six Nations defeat to Wales.

Scotland coach Scott Johnson has refused to blame the referee for his side's 28-18 defeat to Wales this afternoon.

South African official Craig Joubert awarded 28 penalties during the match at Murrayfield, which is a record for an international match.

That allowed Leigh Halfpenny to kick over seven times in total which, coupled with Richard Hibbard's solitary try, saw Warren Gatland's men run out winners.

"We're very frustrated and I've said to the team we've got to acknowledge our ills in this and we have to look at ourselves and at what we are doing wrong," Johnson told reporters.

"We only got our first lineout in the second half and that's telling. We played once again with great heart and showed great resolve but we can't keep doing it.

"We've got to look at ourselves, I won't be blaming anyone else."

Scotland take on France in Paris in their next encounter.

Wales' Richard Hibbard scores the first try against Scotland on March 9, 2013
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