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Scotland v Argentina - story of the match

Skipper Greig Laidlaw rescued scrappy Scotland as he slotted over a last-gasp penalty to steal a 19-16 win over Argentina.

There was little to separate the teams before Nicolas Sanchez scored the opening try for the visitors five minutes after half-time - but Scotland hit back with wing Sean Maitland's touchdown just four minutes later.

Vern Cotter's men were devastated when they allowed Australia to snatch victory with a late penalty last week but this time it was Laidlaw who was celebrating as he booted over his winning kick in stoppage time.


"A draw would probably have been a fair result, but if you can win ugly, that's always very satisfying. Work to do before Georgia" - former Scotland captain David Sole (‏@davidsole678).


Huw Jones. On a day when few in Dark Blue were able to impress, the Stormers centre stood out. Having scored a try double on his debut last week against Australia, the 22-year-old then fired Scotland back into the contest against Argentina with a brilliant offload for Maitland's try.


Scotland were looking to build on a swashbuckling display against the Wallabies last weekend but their performance against the Pumas was almost derailed by a series of basic mistakes. They got lucky in the end with Laidlaw's stoppage-time kick.


Scotland have now won five of their last six meetings with Argentina but Saturday's triumph is only their third over the Pumas at Murrayfield having lost four in a row between 1999 and 2009.



Stuart Hogg: 7/10

Sean Maitland: 7

Huw Jones: 7

Alex Dunbar: 7

Tommy Seymour: 6

Finn Russell: 6

Greig Laidlaw: 7

Allan Dell: 6

Fraser Brown: 6

Zander Fagerson: 5

Grant Gilchrist: 6

Jonny Gray: 8

Magnus Bradbury: 7

Hamish Watson: 7

John Barclay: 7


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


Scotland v Georgia (Saturday, November 26)

England v Argentina (Saturday, November 26)

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