Scotland vs Tonga player ratings: Autumn Nations Series 2021 - Ruck

Scotland vs Tonga player ratings: Autumn Nations Series 2021

Scotland vs Tonga player ratings from their Autumn Nations Series clash at Murrayfield.

Kyle Steyn became the first Scotland player to score four tries in a match for 26 years as Gregor Townsend’s side opened their autumn series with a 10-try defeat of Tonga.

The hosts took a 14-6 lead after the opening quarter through two tries from debutant winger Rufus McLean with James Faiva slotting two penalties for the islanders.

A first half treble from Steyn and a single score from loosehead Pierre Schoeman followed, and Blair Kinghorn’s three of from six conversions to made it 31-9 at the break.

Scotland’s dominance continued after the break with George Turner scoring before the Tongans got themselves a try through David Lolohea.

Tries late on from replacements Nick Haining and Oli Kebble put the icing on the cake for the Scots before Steyn scored his fourth.

Scroll down for the Scotland vs Tonga player ratings.

Scotland: 60

  • Tries: McLean 6,14, Steyn 21,32,38, Schoeman 28, Turner 49, Haining 70, Kebble 76
  • Cons: Kinghorn 7,15,29, Thompson 76
  • Pens:

Tonga: 14

  • Tries: Lolohea 58
  • Cons:
  • Pens: Faiva 12,19,25

PRIME MAN OF THE MATCH: RUFUS MCLEAN

STATS ZONE (Scotland):

  • Most carries: Rufus McLean – 7
  • Most metres made: Rufus McLean – 132
  • Most tackles: Jamie Ritchie – 15
  • Most tackles missed: Darcy Graham – 2
  • Offloads: Blair Kinghorn – 3
  • Turnovers won: Hamish Watson -2
  • Turnovers conceded: Sam Johnson – 2

Scotland vs Tonga player ratings:

Scotland: Darcy Graham 6; Kyle Steyn 8.5, Sione Tuipulotu 7, Sam Johnson 7, Rufus McLean 9; Blair Kinghorn 8, Ali Price 7; Pierre Schoeman 8, George Turner 7, Zander Fagerson 7, Jamie Hodgson 6, Rob Harley 6, Jamie Ritchie 8.5, Hamish Watson 7, Matt Fagerson 7.

Replacements: Stuart McInally 5, Jamie Bhatti 5, Oli Kebble 5, Marshall Sykes 5, Luke Crosbie 5, Nick Haining 6, Jamie Dobie 6, Ross Thompson 5.

Tonga: James Faiva 6; Atunaisa Manu 5, Mailetoa Hingano 6, Vaea Vaea 7, Walter Fifita 6; Kurt Morath 6, Sonatane Takulua (captain) 7; Loni Uhila 6, Maile Ngauamo 4, David Lolohea7, Halaleva Fifita 4, Setofano Funaki 5, Tanginoa Halaifonua 6, Fotu Lokotui 6, Valentino Mapapalangi 6.

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