Greig Laidlaw says he has a decision to make over whether to prolong his Scotland career following his final World Cup ended in defeat against Japan.
The scrum-half, who captained his side in Yokohama in the 28-21 loss against the hosts, won his 76th cap but was not able to prevent Scotland suffering their second exit.
34, laidlaw, made his debut for his state but may weigh whether to call time on his international future.
I will go away and have a think. Tonight it is about staying together as a group, said Laidlaw, who plays his club rugby for Clermont Auvergne in France.
Tonight is not about me. Ill go out and talk to the folks I need to talk to make my decision from there.
Scotland had won the previous seven meetings from Japan but the Brave Blossoms went to the match ranked above Gregor Townsends team.
Laidlaw, that kicked two conversions to become the third Scot to evaluate 100 World Cup points, did not dare that they had been second best in the International Stadium.
We knew Japan have really improved as a group since four years ago, he said.
We must give them credit for the way they have progressed and the way weve performed this day. We gave away two soft tries and we left ourselves with a mountain to scale.
They didnt catch us off guard, we really started the match pretty well. We become a direct, we never switched off, but we allow Japan to the match.

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