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Published 19/11/2016

Scotland's Sean Maitland (centre) celebrates his try during the 19-16 victory over Argentina at Murrayfield.
Scotland's Sean Maitland (centre) celebrates his try during the 19-16 victory over Argentina at Murrayfield.

STUART HOGG: Limited opportunity to show off running prowess, but threatened at times and defensive diligence stopped first-half try. 7/10

SEAN MAITLAND: Did not see huge amount of action but showed sound finishing skills to dive in at the corner for fourth Test try. 7

HUW JONES: Followed up dream two-try debut against Australia by showing great strength and awareness to set up Maitland score. 7

ALEX DUNBAR: Combined rugged defence with hard yards up the middle to get Scotland moving forward. 7

TOMMY SEYMOUR: Few attacking moments to shine, but safety under the high ball allowed the hosts to regroup. 6

FINN RUSSELL: Kept Scotland ticking over, but was relieved man after late drop goal miss did not prove decisive. 6

GREIG LAIDLAW: Feisty display around the fringes and stepped up to deliver crucial match-winning penalty. 7

ALLAN DELL: Came under pressure against powerful Pumas scrum, but battled on stoically until the last six minutes. 6

FRASER BROWN: Energetic performance capped by key role in Maitland try with an accurate throw to the tail of line-out. 6

ZANDER FAGERSON: The young tight-head prop struggled at scrum-time and no surprise he made way after the break. 5

GRANT GILCHRIST: Worked hard in the loose even if his stamina must have been sapped by Argentina's powerful scrum. 6

JONNY GRAY: Towering effort from the lock forward who never backed down and took the game to Argentina throughout. 8

MAGNUS BRADBURY: Keen to accept ball-carrying responsibility before competent debut came to an end in the second half. 7

HAMISH WATSON: Caught out by a show-and-go in the first half, but it was a rare slip as he tackled tenaciously. 7

JOHN BARCLAY: Relished the physical battle and his experience was vital as he kept Scotland on front foot in final quarter. 7

REPLACEMENTS

Front-row changes had little effect on Argentina's scrum superiority, but Ryan Wilson and Ross Ford showed up well in the loose in the final quarter.

PETER HORNE (on for Jones, 58): 6

RYAN WILSON (on for Bradbury, 58): 6

MORAY LOW (on for Fagerson, 58): 6

ROSS FORD (on for Brown, 68): 6

TIM SWINSON (on for Gilchrist, 71): 6

ALEX ALLAN (on for Dell, 74): 6

TIM VISSER (on for Thorne, 79): 6

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