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Lamont: We want better win

Sean Lamont has challenged his Scotland team-mates to better their winning performance against South Africa when they meet Samoa in Aberdeen on Saturday.

Scotland recovered from the 49-3 loss to New Zealand with a 21-17 victory over the Springboks, the 2007 world champions, but face another tough challenge in the third EMC Autumn Test at Pittodrie this weekend.

"They've got a lot of quality players," Lamont said. "They've been close in every game they've played. No way can we rest on our laurels. We're here now, we've got a job to do this weekend against Samoa. We've got to front up like we did against South Africa - and more."

Lamont is aware of the quality Samoa possess, having battled Alesana Tuilagi of Leicester and Seilala Mapusua of London Irish during his spell at Northampton.

The 29-year-old made his debut against Samoa in 2004 and six years on will win his 50th cap on Saturday.

"I started with a win against Samoa, let's hope we can mark 50 with a win against Samoa," added the Scarlets back.

Robinson has told his side to move on from the Springboks triumph and focus on defeating the Pacific islanders.

"We've got to get rid of the South African performance and, like we did the week before, learn the lessons of how we can improve and then focus on what we've got to do to beat Samoa," Robinson said.

"It's always important to focus on the next game and international rugby is about winning."


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