Internationals

Laidlaw wants morale-boosting finale against Georgia

Greig Laidlaw believes victory over Georgia this weekend would set Scotland up nicely for the Six Nations next year.

After a narrow defeat to Australia in the opening game of the international series, Scotland showed great fight to beat Argentina 19-16 at Murrayfield.

They meet Georgia on Saturday in what will be their last match before the Six Nations kicks off in February, and Laidlaw is targeting back-to-back victories to boost morale within the squad.

"If you can win games back to back, it builds confidence and momentum," he said.

"The next time this group comes together after this game [with Georgia] will be for the Six Nations so if we can win again after Saturday, it will be huge for us.

"It makes such a big difference. It means the boys have confidence in each other and everything we are trying to do out on the field.

"To be honest, even though we fell short against Australia, we can still take confidence from the performance we put in.

"If we can get a performance and a result this weekend we'll be in a great spot. We enjoyed winning on Saturday so it's very important we finish off this series with another win."

Scotland face Ireland in their Six Nations opener on February 4.