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Saturday 24 November 2018, 9:30am EST

Scotland v Argentina

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  • FT
  • Penalty GoalNicolas Sanchez
  • TRY!Sean Maitland
  • Penalty GoalGreig Laidlaw
  • Penalty GoalNicolas Sanchez
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalGreig Laidlaw
  • Penalty GoalNicolas Sanchez
  • Penalty GoalGreig Laidlaw
  • KO


Match Stats
Player Stats
Defenders beaten
Clean breaks
Turnovers conceded
Turnovers won
Missed tackles
Scotland T C P
15 Stuart Hogg 0 0 0
14 Sean Maitland 1 0 0
13 Huw Jones 0 0 0
12 Finn Russell 0 0 0
11 Blair Kinghorn 0 0 0
10 Adam Hastings 0 0 0
9 Greig Laidlaw 0 0 3
1 Allan Dell 0 0 0
2 Fraser Brown 0 0 0
3 Simon Berghan 0 0 0
4 Grant Gilchrist 0 0 0
5 Jonny Gray 0 0 0
6 Jamie Ritchie 0 0 0
7 Hamish Watson 0 0 0
8 Josh Strauss 0 0 0
16 Stuart McInally 0 0 0
17 Alex Allan 0 0 0
18 WP Nel 0 0 0
19 Sam Skinner 0 0 0
20 Ryan Wilson 0 0 0
21 George Horne 0 0 0
22 Alex Dunbar 0 0 0
23 Byron McGuigan 0 0 0
Argentina T C P
15 Emiliano Boffelli 0 0 0
14 Bautista Delguy 0 0 0
13 Matias Moroni 0 0 0
12 Jeronimo De La Fuente 0 0 0
11 Ramiro Moyano 0 0 0
10 Nicolas Sanchez 0 0 3
9 Gonzalo Bertranou 0 0 0
1 Santiago Garcia Botta 0 0 0
2 Agustin Creevy 0 0 0
3 Santiago Medrano 0 0 0
4 Guido Petti Pagadizaval 0 0 0
5 Tomas Lavanini 0 0 0
6 Pablo Matera 0 0 0
7 Rodrigo Bruni 0 0 0
8 Javier Ortega Desio 0 0 0
16 Julian Montoya 0 0 0
17 Juan Pablo Zeiss 0 0 0
18 Lucio Sordoni 0 0 0
19 Matias Alemanno 0 0 0
20 Tomas Lezana 0 0 0
21 Martin Landajo 0 0 0
22 Matias Orlando 0 0 0
23 Sebastian Cancelliere 0 0 0


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  • Argentina have one more game to finish off the year, facing Barbarians at Twickenham next week but for Scotland, they turn their attention to the Six Nations. Until then however, thank you for joining us – and have a good weekend!
  • It was an hour of penalties and misses before Sean Maitland scored a lovely try for the hosts, and with it secured a victorious conclusion to their end-of-year internationals. Argentina couldn't break through the home defence and a serious of botched attempts on goal from Nicolas Sanchez meant they never managed to get in front. Gregor Townsend's side close out November on a high; full-time at Murrayfield, it finishes Scotland 14-9 Argentina.
  • Play breaks down near the Argentina line and Scotland win!
  • Laidlaw misses! The angle is once more perfect but the distance is lacking. The visitors are still in this game as the clock ticks into overtime.
  • Penalty to Scotland! Laidlaw will go for goal to wrap this one up and stop any chance of an Argentina victory.
  • Another break from Argentina is undid by another knock-on. There's been more line breaks from the visitors in the last five minutes than the rest of the game combined.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 14-9 Argentina. Sanchez clips over his easiest attempt of the game and cuts the gap to an unconverted try.
  • Penalty at the scrum to Argentina! Surely the visitors will go for the powerplay - but no! They will take the three on offer from straight in front.
  • Boffelli breaks for Scotland and tears off downfield, finding De la Fuente in support. The Argentine tries to offload inside to his full-back once more as the line nears but he knocks on in the process and the hosts will have the scrum just in front of their own line.
  • Sanchez can't find his mark this time; it's another miss for the Argentina half-back. Scotland will drop out.
  • Argentina win a penalty following the restart and curiously opt to go for goal. Can Sanchez find his mark this time?
  • Laidlaw gets the angle off the touchline but not the distance to add the conversion. Regardless, Scotland are a full score in front now, with just over 10 minutes left on the clock.
  • Try
    TRY: Scotland 14-6 Argentina. Maitland gets the first try of the afternoon! The visitors cut back in off the Scottish left wing when following the ruck and Hogg spots the gap, coming back to the outside to put his winger over in the corner. Great stuff from the hosts.
  • Excellent work from Ritchie wins a turnover penalty from Argentina now though and the resulting Scotland line-out will be inside the opposition 22.
  • It's a wasteful play however as they cheaply cough up possession to Sanchez and then Jones sticks his return box kick out on the full.
  • The hosts get a penalty as well after Argentina go too early in the scrum twice in a row.
  • Scotland force a knock-on though, with the conditions remain greasy following the earlier rainfall. Everything Argentina has to offer, the hosts have met so far, at the very least.
  • Creevy wins the turnover for Argentina a few phases on from the restart and gets the visitors back in possession. They have arguably been the better of the two sides today, despite having never been in front.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 9-6 Argentina. Laidlaw drifts it over and gives his side the advantage once more.
  • Jones is clattered by a high tackle with Bruni swinging him off his feet and Scotland get a penalty. Laidlaw nods to the posts again and the hosts will look to step back into the lead.
  • A scrum for Scotland now gives the hosts a chance to attack and Hogg drills a low kick for Kinghorn to pursue down the left wing. Argentina regather and clear, with a neat box kick.
  • Sanchez drifts his kick close but misses once more and Scotland will drop out. That's nine potential points that have escaped Argentina so far in this match.
  • Argentina win themselves a penalty immediately through a well-worked turnover though and will go for goal again to try and put themselves in the lead for the first time today.
  • Scotland pick up a scrum however on the back of the Argentina line-out and have the chance to work themselves back into the opposition half.
  • Hogg chips wide to the left and Kinghorn lands a follow-up kick of his own in pursuit, only to put the ball into touch with his effort.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 6-6 Argentina. Sanchez notches over the three points and it's a level contest again.
  • Hastings comes off his feet in the tackle and concedes an early penalty, giving Sanchez the chance to go for goal to square things up early on here.
  • Scotland kick back off and we're underway for the second half in Edinburgh.
  • In a game of solid defending and little enterprise, it is the hosts who hold the advantage at Murrayfield following a sturdy shift on the back foot against their visitors. Argentina may feel that they have done enough to be out in front and two missed penalty attempts perhaps speak to that. But instead, Scotland are the ones on top; half-time, it's Scotland 6-3 Argentina.
  • Play breaks down as the clock ticks into overtime and Scotland will go in at the break with their noses in front.
  • Scotland get the scrum on their own 22 after they force another knock-on. The hosts have had to get through a lot of defence in this opening half, but they have done a good job with their backs against the wall.
  • De la Fuente spills from the scrum himself though and Hogg belts a box kick down the other end to give Scotland some good field position.
  • An exchange of knock-ons in midfield results in a scrum for Argentina after Gray spills the ball first.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 6-3 Argentina. Laidlaw makes no mistakes and the hosts are back in front.
  • Hastings makes an absolute dream of a break behind penalty advantage for Scotland and Murrayfield finds its voice as the hosts look to threaten for the first time in almost half an hour. The penalty is subsequently given and Laidlaw points to the sticks.
  • De la Fuente almost gets away down the left wing but just gets tapped into touch by half a foot and Scotland get the line-out on the midway line.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 3-3 Argentina. Sanchez finally draws the visitors level and it's all square at Murrayfield.
  • Ortega Desio comes in late on Hogg after the Scotland man called for a mark and the hosts get a free-kick. Creevy wins a penalty from a turnover inside the hosts' half only a few seconds later however and Sanchez will go for goal once more.
  • De la Fuente is replaced by Orlando for all of a minute and a half for an injury check while the referee mulls over whether to give Brown a yellow card for a tackle on Medrano that saw contact with the head. In the end, it's just a penalty to Argentina.
  • Medrano pursues a kick into the corner and thinks he managed to touch down; the referee deems Huw Jones got there first and Scotland drop out again.
  • It's another missed kick from the visitors so the hosts will drop out once more. Russell makes an absolute hash of it though and Argentina are knocking on the door straight away again. 
  • Hastings concedes a penalty now for a high tackle on the 10th phase of an Argentinian attack following some box kicks and Boffelli will go for goal from almost 45m out.
  • Sanchez kicks from the base of the scrum for distance, weighting a wonderful kick to catch Maitland out and force Scotland into a defensive line-out inside their own 22.
  • Argentina are caught out by the drop-out however and are quickly bundled into touch inside their own half, conceding the line-out to Scotland. Berghan knocks on five phases later and the visitors get a scrum. It's been a rather nervy, messy opening so far.
  • Play disintegrates into some rather ugly box kicks and then Hastings is forced to concede a drop-out after an ad-hoc kick hacks the ball towards the in-goal area with Boffelli in pursuit.
  • Sanchez sticks up a high ball that Scotland spill 10 yards out from their line - but Moroni is deemed to have knocked on in trying to pick it up and scoot away with it.
  • A sparky passage of play keeps the visitors camped in the Scotland half and Delguy almost slips away on the right wing before he tumbles on the turf and is tackled.
  • Argentina pick up a second penalty now for a second attempt at the ball by Berghan and Sanchez opts to go for goal from just to the left of the sticks. He slices it something awful though and Scotland will drop out instead.
  • Berghan however concedes a penalty for coming off his feet in the tackle and Argentina have their first chance to strike at the opposition 22.
  • Scotland get the first scrum of the game now, though an initial attempt is made to reset by the referee. A second infringement gives the hosts a free-kick and they zip away crossfield to the right through Kinghorn's kick.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 3-0 Argentina. Laidlaw swings over the three points to give the hosts the lead.
  • Kinghorn breaks down the left wing, almost slipping the net of the Argentinian defence before being brought down 10 yards out or so. The hosts are pushed back in short order but then win a penalty for offside against Medrano.
  • Argentina kick us off and we are underway in this test match! It's a short effort from the visitors and Scotland turn it into a maul, winning a penalty in short order to march themselves downfield.
  • The teams are now out at Murrayfield for the national anthems.
  • Argentina have won just two Test matches this year, the same amount as they won in 2017; the only other year in which they’ve played more than five Tests and failed to register at least four victories was 1990.
  • Scotland have won six of their last seven Tests against Argentina, with their solitary defeat in that run came at the Rugby World Cup in 2011.
  • Replacements: Julian Montoya, Juan Pablo Zeiss, Lucio Sordoni, Matias Alemanno, Tomas Lezana, Martin Landajo, Matias Orlando, Sebastian Cancelliere.
  • ARGENTINA XV: Emiliano Boffelli, Bautista Delguy, Matias Moroni, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Ramiro Moyano, Nicolas Sanchez, Gonzalo Bertranou; Santiago Garcia Botta, Agustin Creevy, Santiago Medrano, Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini, Pablo Matera, Rodrigo Bruni, Javier Ortega Desio.
  • Replacements: Stuart McInally, Alex Allen, WP Nel, Sam Skinner, Ryan Wilson, George Horne, Alex Dunbar, Byron McGuigan.
  • SCOTLAND XV: Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland, Huw Jones, Finn Russell, Blair Kinghorn, Adams Hastings, Greig Laidlaw; Allan Dell, Fraser Brown, Simon Berghan, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Josh Strauss.
  • Argentina meanwhile make only a pair of alterations to the starting XV that lost to France last week: flanker Rodrigo Bruni and centre Matias Moroni are both drafted in, with Martin Landajo and Sebastian Cancelliere additions on the replacements bench.
  • Team news now and Scotland have rung the changes for today's game, with Allan Dell, Fraser Brown and Simon Berghan all swapped in for the front row while Blair Kinghorn is among the changes in the backs, coming in on the wing. Finn Russell moves into the centres; Adam Hastings takes his place at fly-half.
  • Gregor Townsend's side suffered a frustratingly narrow defeat at the hands of South Africa last week but have the chance to make it two wins in the last six months over their opponents today who arrive seeking a first win in five games.
  • Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2018 end-of-year rugby union internationals as Scotland look to make it a calendar double over Argentina at Murrayfield Stadium, in Edinburgh.

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