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Scots going in right direction after win over Argentina

By Staff Reporter

Scotland wing Tommy Seymour believes Saturday's win over Argentina proves the Dark Blues have turned a corner following this year's humiliating RBS 6 Nations display.

Vern Cotter's first home match in charge saw his team run in five tries against the Pumas as they registered their first victory over the South Americans at Murrayfield in 24 years.

The 41-31 triumph also came just one day shy of a full calendar year since the Scots' last win on home soil against Japan.

Australian Scott Johnson was the interim head coach on that day but was powerless to stop the side sliding to a humiliating 28-point whitewash against South Africa in the match that followed.

If that was bad, the 20-0 drubbing dished out by England in Edinburgh just two games into a bruising Six Nations campaign took Scotland to new depths of despair before they closed out the championship with a 51-3 battering from Wales in Cardiff.

But with Kiwi coach Cotter now in charge, Seymour believes that Scotland are starting to show signs of significant improvement.

"There is a great vibe around the place," said the Glasgow back. "That's not to say there wasn't one last year but there was a couple of results then that we were disappointed with.

"Greig Laidlaw said a very key line in the dressing room before the game about drawing a line and moving past stuff that has happened.

"It's a huge year for us with the World Cup coming up and we just need to go out and focus on playing consistency and the type of rugby we want to produce. Saturday was one foot in the right direction."

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