Warriors Academy ace Oliver Grove was left frustrated as Scotland Under 20 drew 8-8 and missed the chance to record an historic 6 Nations victory over France at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium on Friday night.
A French score after just three minutes struck fear into the 3,000 supporters who turned out to see some of the northern hemisphere's top young talent, that included Grove on the right wing.
However, the Scots manned up, equalised in the first-half and dominated the second to ensure a nail-biting end to the international encounter.
Despite the Scots' second-half supremacy, a kick-a-piece after the interval kept the sides level-pegged until the final whistle.
Scotland under-20 head coach, Eamon John, said: "I'm disappointed. I thought the game was there for the taking. We started a little nervously but in the second-half played a lot more rugby and took our game to them.
"We picked up the tempo and entertained the crowd with some good rugby. I'm sure the crowd was really pleased with what they saw but we should have gone on and got the win."
Oliver's older brother and Warriors star Alex Grove will be among the replacements as Scotland take on France in the Six Nations on Sunday afternoon.
Warriors will take a one-point advantage back to Sixways after a Niall Annett try on the stroke of full-time handed Dean Ryan's men victory in the first leg of the Greene King IPA Championship play-off final.