Argentina 6 – 29 Scotland

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Full highlights of the second Test between Argentina and Scotland in Salta

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Full highlights of the second Take a look at between Argentina and Scotland in Salta

Full highlights of the second Take a look at between Argentina and Scotland in Salta

Scotland blew Argentina away in Salta with a robust second half efficiency to stage the Take a look at Sequence with the Pumas.

Tries from Hamish Watson, Mark Bennett, Matt Fagerson and Sam Johnson noticed Scotland comfortably win the sport 29-6 to silence a raucous residence crowd, and to finish a tremendous quartet of victories for the house nations within the Southern Hemisphere – the first time Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland had all won on tour in the same day.

It was a morale-boosting win for a Scotland workforce with out British and Irish Lions Stuart Hogg, Finn Russell and Chris Harris – the trio are being rested at residence for this collection – however fellow Lion Watson, returning after harm final week, scored a attempt to mark his landmark fiftieth cap in model.

Blair Kinghorn and Ross Thompson contributed 9 factors with the boot as a house crowd that had celebrated Independence Day in Argentina earlier than kick-off and have been in occasion temper, fell silent.

Within the second match underneath new head coach Michael Cheika, Argentina chosen Glasgow Warriors stand-off Domingo Miotti as a again alternative for Saturday’s match, whereas Edinburgh’s Emiliano Boffelli retained his place within the beginning XV, transferring from wing to full-back.

Gregor Townsend made 5 adjustments to the Scotland workforce with Hamish Watson startubf at openside, whereas scrum-half Ben White, hooker Dave Cherry, second row Sam Skinner and blindside Rory Darge have been additionally included. Ali Value and George Turner dropped to the bench, whereas Jonny Grey, Magnus Bradbury and Luke Crosbie dropped out of the matchday squad of 23.

Scotland had trailed 6-3 earlier than Watson gave them a slim benefit three minutes earlier than the break.

Main by a few factors after a reasonably tepid first half, Townsend’s aspect took management within the third quarter of the match, scoring 21 unanswered factors within the second half to tie the collection at 1-1, establishing a decider subsequent Saturday night, which it’s also possible to watch reside on Sky Sports activities.

Scotland's Blair Kinghorn kicks the ball to convert a try against Argentina

Scotland’s Blair Kinghorn kicks the ball to transform a attempt in opposition to Argentina

Scotland made a quick begin on a blisteringly-hot afternoon and Kinghorn landed a easy fourth-minute penalty earlier than Edinburgh membership team-mate Emiliano Boffelli, who shifted to full-back for Argentina, levelled the scores.

After that, the competition descended into an arm wrestle with each side responsible of careless dealing with errors, with Scotland notably responsible and notably turning over the ball when closing in on the Argentinian goal-line on at the least three events.

In a uncommon riposte, Argentina did not reap the benefits of Santiago Carreras scything by way of earlier than Scotland squandered the same alternative.

Scotland's players celebrate winning the Test against Argentina in Salta

Scotland’s gamers rejoice profitable the Take a look at in opposition to Argentina in Salta

Darcy Graham arrange an exhilarating assault by gathering a excessive ball underneath strain, however his fellow wing Duhan van der Merwe was pressured into contact with the Argentina defence at full stretch. It was a nasty error by the highly effective winger, who needed to maintain himself inbounds in that scenario.

Graham regarded like the person most making an attempt to spark Scotland and there was one man who regarded like making issues occur for the hosts. Carreras’ abilities – be it with ball in hand or kicking across the fringes – continued to trigger issues, and White’s excessive deal with on Rodrigo Bruni gave Boffelli a straightforward penalty to place Argentina forward.

Argentina 6-29 Scotland – Rating abstract

Argentina – Pens: Boffelli (6,34).
Scotland – Tries: Watson (37), Bennett (43), Fagerson (53), Johnson (64). Cons: Kinghorn (44), Thompson (54,65). Pens: Kinghorn (4).

Scotland, nonetheless, seized the lead once more simply earlier than the break after they’d chosen to disregard a simple three factors in entrance of the posts and go for the nook.

Argentina have been unable to defend a driving line-out and Watson marked his milestone look by burrowing over for his seventh Take a look at attempt.

Hamish Watson says playing for Scotland is the biggest 'honour' as he marked his 50th appearance with a try in a dominant performance over Argentina

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Hamish Watson says enjoying for Scotland is the most important ‘honour’ as he marked his fiftieth look with a attempt in a dominant efficiency over Argentina

Hamish Watson says enjoying for Scotland is the most important ‘honour’ as he marked his fiftieth look with a attempt in a dominant efficiency over Argentina

Scotland prolonged their lead inside two minutes of the restart after Darge and Pierre Schoeman smashed holes within the residence defence.

White then arrange Bennett, who lower a wonderful line to attain his second attempt in as many weeks, and Kinghorn transformed for a 15-6 lead.

Scotland came out firing in the second half firing as Mark Bennett extended their lead over Argentina with this superb try

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Scotland got here out firing within the second half firing as Mark Bennett prolonged their lead over Argentina with this excellent attempt

Scotland got here out firing within the second half firing as Mark Bennett prolonged their lead over Argentina with this excellent attempt

Guido Petti appeared to have given Argentina hope when storming over for a fast reply, however the rating was disallowed for a ahead cross from winger Juan Imhoff earlier within the transfer.

Argentina had a mountain to climb after Boffelli was proven a yellow card after 52 minutes for killing the ball.

Scotland took full benefit as Fagerson barrelled over for his first Take a look at try to alternative Thompson added the extras.

The Pumas’ distress continued when Carreras appeared sure to attain however misplaced the ball underneath strain from Darge.

Sam Johnson breaks through the line to score Scotland's fourth and final try against Argentina

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Sam Johnson breaks by way of the road to attain Scotland’s fourth and closing attempt in opposition to Argentina

Sam Johnson breaks by way of the road to attain Scotland’s fourth and closing attempt in opposition to Argentina

Scotland put the seal on victory when Johnson charged onto Value’s cross and Thompson transformed to spherical off the day’s scoring.

Argentina had good territory within the latter levels however Scotland created the required turnovers to ensure of a second half shutout.

Scotland's Kyle Rowe looks on at the end of the game with his arm in a sling and supporting himself with crutches

Scotland’s Kyle Rowe appears on on the finish of the sport together with his arm in a sling and supporting himself with crutches

Kyle Rowe, who stretchered off after coming off the bench for his first cap, and full-back Rory Hutchinson each picked up accidents to take a slight sheen off the victory for Scotland.

It was higher from Scotland within the second half, and a cleaner first half might have led to an much more dominant victory. It’s Argentina who now have to reply within the closing Take a look at, with the collection set to be determined in subsequent Saturday’s third recreation in Santiago del Estero.

Townsend: We’re solely scratching the floor with this win

Gregor Townsend warned Argentina that Scotland have been simply “scratching the floor” after the dominant show in Salta.

“There’s quite a lot of togetherness within the squad, it is a group that cares about one another and enjoying for his or her nation,” Townsend mentioned.

“We knew we would get a response this week. The way in which the gamers have skilled, how dedicated they have been to bettering.

“We’re scratching the floor with that efficiency, we’ll be working to carry our greatest efficiency subsequent week.”

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend believes his team will continue to get better as they set up a deciding Test match with Argentina next week

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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend believes his workforce will proceed to get higher as they arrange a deciding Take a look at match with Argentina subsequent week

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend believes his workforce will proceed to get higher as they arrange a deciding Take a look at match with Argentina subsequent week

Scotland’s first ever three-Take a look at summer season collection had began with a gap 26-18 defeat however the workforce put in a a lot better efficiency within the second Take a look at, notably within the second 40 minutes.

Townsend added: “We began the sport effectively. It was a blended efficiency after that, however firstly of the second half we actually took the ball to them.

“I assumed a few of the operating traces and the trouble in touch was excellent.

“(There are a) lot of areas to enhance, however to win a Take a look at match in Argentina takes quite a lot of laborious work. So actual credit score to our workforce for that.

“We knew it will be a troublesome problem however our pack was excellent, the again row particularly, in opposition to a top quality aspect away from residence in tiring situations.

“Good foundations to construct on for subsequent week and for subsequent season. That third quarter we had quite a lot of ball, an actual credit score to our maul and scrum performances.”

Despite a dominant Scotland win, captain Grant Gilchrist insists the job's not done as they try to win the Test series against Argentina next week

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Regardless of a dominant Scotland win, captain Grant Gilchrist insists the job’s not performed as they attempt to win the Take a look at collection in opposition to Argentina subsequent week

Regardless of a dominant Scotland win, captain Grant Gilchrist insists the job’s not performed as they attempt to win the Take a look at collection in opposition to Argentina subsequent week

The one draw back have been the accidents to backs Hutchinson and Rowe.

Townsend declared Hutchinson uncertain for the collection decider, whereas expressing fears that London Irish wing Rowe had suffered a “critical harm” after approaching to win his first cap.

Scotland skipper Grant Gilchrist mentioned: “We bounced again from final week, however we got here right here to win a collection and we cannot get forward of ourselves.

“That was much more prefer it. However there’s extra development on this workforce and we’ll want it subsequent week.

What’s subsequent?

The collection concludes with the third instalment of Argentina vs Scotland in Santiago del Estero on Saturday, July 16 – reside on Sky Sports activities Motion from 7.30pm.



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