Match Report: Scotland 19-16 Argentina

  • Two Greig Laidlaw penalties gave Scotland a 6-3 lead at the break
  • Laidlaw then won it for the Scots with a last-gasp three-pointer
Scotland returned to winning ways when they claimed a hard-fought 19-16 victory over Argentina at Murrayfield on Saturday.

The result was in the balance right until the end when Greig Laidlaw secured victory for the home side via a penalty with the final act of this Test, after Juan Manuel Leguizamon was penalised for an illegal tackle on Ross Ford.

Captain Laidlaw gave the hosts an early 6-0 lead before Nicolas Sanchez narrowed the deficit to just three points with his kick just before half-time.

The Pumas fly-half levelled the scores after the restart before converting Matias Orlando’s try to give the visitors a seven-point lead, 6-13.

Scotland were not behind long as Sean Maitland crashed over soon after with Laidlaw bringing the hosts level.

Sanchez and Laidlaw then traded penalties before the Scotland skipper won the match with a penalty right at the end.

LINE UPS

Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Alex Dunbar, 11 Tommy Seymour, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 John Barclay, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Magnus Bradbury, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Allan Dell
Replacements: 16 Ross Ford, 17 Alex Allan, 18 Moray Low, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 Ali Price, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Tim Visser
Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Moroni, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Lucas Noguera
Replacements: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Leonardo Senatore, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Jerónimo De la Fuente, 23 Juan Pablo Estelles

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