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Scotland
44
Samoa
38
11 November 2017, 9:30am
BT Murrayfield
Capacity: 67144
Referee: Nic Berry
Scotland
44
Samoa
38
Key Moments
  • FT
  • ConversionTim Nanai-Williams
    77'
  • TRY!Ofisa Treviranus
    76'
  • ConversionPeter Horne
    75'
  • TRY!Peter Horne
    73'
  • ConversionTim Nanai-Williams
    68'
  • TRY!Kieron Fonotia
    67'
  • TRY!Alex Dunbar
    65'
  • ConversionTim Nanai-Williams
    63'
  • TRY!Tim Nanai-Williams
    62'
  • ConversionTim Nanai-Williams
    50'
  • TRY!Piula Faasalele
    49'
  • ConversionFinn Russell
    46'
  • TRY!Stuart McInally
    45'
  • HT
  • ConversionFinn Russell
    40+2'
  • TRY!Stuart McInally
    40'
  • TRY!Huw Jones
    34'
  • ConversionTim Nanai-Williams
    27'
  • TRY!Josh Tyrell
    27'
  • Penalty GoalFinn Russell
    24'
  • Penalty GoalFinn Russell
    14'
  • Penalty GoalTim Nanai-Williams
    11'
  • ConversionFinn Russell
    2'
  • TRY!Stuart Hogg
    1'
  • KO
MATCH STATS
PLAYER STATS
  • 46%
    POSSESSION
    54%
  • 6
    TRIES
    5
  • 392
    METRES
    378
  • 38
    CARRIES
    46
  • 18
    DEFENDERS BEATEN
    17
  • 5
    CLEAN BREAKS
    3
  • 157
    PASSES
    122
  • 10
    OFFLOADS
    8
  • 18
    TURNOVERS CONCEDED
    15
  • 9
    TURNOVERS WON
    4
  • 143
    TACKLES
    105
  • 17
    MISSED TACKLES
    18
Full Match Stats
Scotland T C P
1 Darryl Marfo 0 0 0
2 Stuart McInally 2 0 0
3 WP Nel 0 0 0
4 Ben Toolis 0 0 0
5 Jonny Gray 0 0 0
6 John Barclay 0 0 0
7 Hamish Watson 0 0 0
8 Ryan Wilson 0 0 0
9 Ali Price 0 0 0
10 Finn Russell 0 3 2
11 Lee Jones 0 0 0
12 Alex Dunbar 1 0 0
13 Huw Jones 1 0 0
14 Tommy Seymour 0 0 0
15 Stuart Hogg 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 George Turner 0 0 0
17 Jamie Bhatti 0 0 0
18 Zander Fagerson 0 0 0
19 Tim Swinson 0 0 0
20 Cornell Du Preez 0 0 0
21 Henry Pyrgos 0 0 0
22 Peter Horne 1 1 0
23 Chris Harris 0 0 0
Samoa T C P
1 Jordan Lay 0 0 0
2 Manu Leiataua 0 0 0
3 Donald Brighouse 0 0 0
4 Josh Tyrell 1 0 0
5 Christopher Vui 0 0 0
6 Piula Faasalele 1 0 0
7 TJ Ioane 0 0 0
8 Jack Lam 0 0 0
9 Pele Cowley 0 0 0
10 Tim Nanai-Williams 1 5 1
11 David Lemi 0 0 0
12 Rey Lee-Lo 0 0 0
13 Kieron Fonotia 1 0 0
14 Paul Perez 0 0 0
15 Ahsee Tuala 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Motu Matu'u 0 0 0
17 James Lay 0 0 0
18 Hisa Sasagi 0 0 0
19 Fa'atiga Lemalu 0 0 0
20 Ofisa Treviranus 1 0 0
21 Melani Matavao 0 0 0
22 AJ Alatimu 0 0 0
23 Alapati Leiua 0 0 0
Full Player Stats
  • COMMENTARY
  • SOCIAL
  • Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.
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  • Scotland win a thilling contest here to extend their winning run to seven matches on the bounce at Murrayfield. Gregor Townsend's men were a constant threat in the final third, but Samoa did not go away and kept putting the home side under pressure. Scotland needed to remain clinical until the end of the match and were just able to see off the threat of the visitors.
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  • FULL-TIME: SCOTLAND 44-38 SAMOA
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  • Scotland win the final scrum and Pyrgos sends the ball into touch to end the contest.
    80'''
  • Swinson wins the ball at the lineout and that should allow the home side to see out the win.
    79''
  • There's one last penalty for Samoa and they kick into touch in the Scotland half.
    79''
  • Nanai-Williams keeps the game alive as he sends his simple kick through the posts.
    78''
  • CONVERSION! SCOTLAND 44-38 SAMOA (Nanai-Williams)
    78''
  • Treviranus keeps the game alive as he picks up the ball at the breakdown and runs through the middle of the Scotland defence unopposed to the tryline. A simple score for the flanker and it's still game on.
    77''
  • TRY! SCOTLAND 44-36 SAMOA (Treviranus)
    77''
  • Horne kicks the extra as he sends his kick from the right flank through the posts.
    76''
  • CONVERSION! SCOTLAND 44-31 SAMOA (Horne)
    76''
  • Scotland surely put the game away as Horne touches down. It was quick ball between Pyrgos and Du Preez that opened up the space for the fly-half. Horne was free to run towards the line due to the quality of the offload from Du Preez and touch down for the score.
    75''
  • TRY! SCOTLAND 42-31 SAMOA (Horne)
    75''
  • Nanai-Williams makes a handling error as he tries to gather Horne's kick, but he manages to drive his way out of trouble, allowing his side to clear the danger.
    75''
  • Huw Jones almost breaks through the Samoa line, but a last-ditch tackle stops his progress at the half-way line.
    73''
  • Toolis makes way for Swinson for the home side. Samoa make two changes as Lee-Lo comes off for Alatimu, while Lemalu also comes on to the pitch.
    73''
  • It's anyone's game at the moment. Samoa are looking dangerous with ball in hand, but have looked vulnerable in defence at the breakdown and the maul.
    72''
  • Nanai-Williams notches the two points from the conversion. Samoa are in striking distance now.
    70''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! SCOTLAND 37-31 SAMOA (Nanai-Williams)
    70''
  • Samoa are back in the game immediately as the home side fail to gather the kick-off. The blue shirts pile forward and put the pressure. Three surging runs take the visitors to the line and Fonatia takes possession and finds the space to dive over for the try.
    68''
  • Try
    TRY! SCOTLAND 37-29 SAMOA (Fonatia)
    68''
  • Conversion
    MISS! Horne cannot make his first kick of the game after replacing Russell. 
    67''
  • Dunbar powers over the line to give Scotland breathing room once again. Horne's kick over the top caused problems for Tuala at the back. He cannot gather the ball and it allows Lee Jones to snag possession. He offloads to Dunbar, who does the rest by knocking two tacklers out of his path and touching down over the line.
    66''
  • Try
    TRY! SCOTLAND 37-24 SAMOA (Dunbar)
    66''
  • Pyrgos replaces Price for the home side. Russell almost makes way to be replaced by Horne.
    65''
  • Scotland earn a penalty at the breakdown. They needed that release as Russell kicks long into the Samoa half. A solid lineout could yield another scoring opportunity for Townsend's men.
    65''
  • It's an eight-point game as Nanai-Williams sends his kick through the posts. Samoa are not giving up on this one yet.
    64''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! SCOTLAND 32-24 SAMOA (Nanai-Williams)
    64''
  • Power from the visitors as the forwards crash towards the tryline on the back of a surging run from Matu'u. They keep the pressure on, but Scotland hold firm against the forwards. However, the ball is spread out to Nanai-Williams and he slices through the Scotland defence and touches down over the line.
    63''
  • TRY! SCOTLAND 32-22 SAMOA (Nanai-Williams)
    63''
  • Ioane makes way for the visitors as Treviranus replaces him at flanker.
    62''
  • Ioane crashes into the Scotland line and wins his side a penalty as the home side are penalised for not rolling away at the breakdown. Nanai-Williams kicks the ball into touch - Samoa are going for the try.
    61''
  • Harris, Turner, Bhatti and Du Preez all enter the action for Scotland. Lay makes his way off the field for Samoa to be replaced by James Lay.
    60''
  • Scotland spread the ball down the left flank, but Samoa win the turnover as Fonotia gathers the ball from the full-back after a thunderous hit from Matu'u.
    59''
  • Hogg and Nanai-Williams exchange kicks and it results in stronger field position for Scotland as the home side earn a lineout just inside the Samoa half.
    58''
  • Matu'u replaces Leiataua for the visitors.
    57''
  • Watson makes an important intervention at the back as Samoa pile the pressure on the home side. The flanker manages to win the ball at the breakdown, stopping Faasalele's run. Scotland needed to win back possession there.
    56''
  • Wilson moves towards Vui and blocks off the Samoa skipper preventing him from tackling Hogg on the charge. The full-back had managed to find space, but there was a reason for his run.
    55''
  • Samoa's defensive work comes to the fore as they power through a Scotland maul and win a scrum inside their own half. They've found some life since McInally touched down at the start of the half.
    54''
  • Two changes for Samoa as Matavao and Sasagi come on to the pitch to replace Cowley and Brighouse.
    53''
  • Samoa reduce the defict to 15 points as Nanai-Williams sends his effort through the posts. A good response from the visitors.
    52''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! SCOTLAND 32-17 SAMOA (Nanai-Williams)
    52''
  • Faasalele did manage to get over the line with a neat move to beat two Scotland defenders. He just managed to ground the ball amid a crowd of bodies, but there's hope now for Samoa.
    50''
  • Try
    TRY! SCOTLAND 32-15 SAMOA (Faasalele)
    50''
  • Samoa believe that they've scored their second try of the game as their power play with their forwards takes them towards the line. Faasalele collects the ball from the ruck and twists and turns his way over to record the score.
    50''
  • Samoa put the pressure back on the home side as Cowley takes the ball into the Scotland 22. The forwards surge towards him in support, with Lam and Faasalele in and around the scrum-half.
    49''
  • Russell continues his fine performance with another solid effort between the posts from the left flank.
    47''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! SCOTLAND 32-10 SAMOA (Russell)
    47''
  • Scotland surge their way over the tryline once again from a maul. It's almost a carbon copy of their score before the half as McInally takes the ball at the back of the maul. He allows his forwards to drive forward, despite decent resistance from the visitors. However, Scotland wear them down and McInally records his second try of the game.
    46''
  • Try
    TRY! SCOTLAND 30-10 SAMOA (McInally)
    46''
  • Russell sends the ball into touch, five metres from the Samoa tryline.
    45''
  • Scotland are encamped on the edge of the Samoa 22 and are exerting serious pressure on the visitors' line. Toolis and Gray almost break through, but a knock-on stops the progress, although the referee brings the play back for an earlier penalty.
    44''
  • Russell breaks through the Samoa line with a weaving run and he offloads to Toolis. The lock in turns feeds the run of Price through the middle and he surges all the way forward in the Samoa 22, but he cannot beat the last defender Tuala to get in for the score.
    43''
  • Samoa have adopted a different approach at the start of the second half, kicking from deep to gain territory.
    42''
  • Russell gets us back underway at Murrayfield.
    41''
  • Gregor Townsend will be delighted with the way Scotland ended the first half, holding a 15-point lead over Samoa at the break. Stuart Hogg got his side off to the perfect start with a score, but Samoa hit back when Josh Tyrell touched down. However, the home side were able to reassert their dominance and scores from Huw Jones and Stuart McInally have handed them control of the match with 40 minutes to play.
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  • HALF-TIME: SCOTLAND 25-10 SAMOA
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  • Russell atones for his earlier miss as he sends his kick from the left flank through the posts.
    40'+3''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! SCOTLAND 25-10 SAMOA (Russell)
    40'+3''
  • Scotland use brute force by using a maul to score their third try of the game. McInally takes the ball at the back of the maul and allows his team-mates to surge forward. Price almost takes the ball off the hooker, but Scotland manage to blast their way through Samoa's defences and it allows McInally to dive over the line.
    40'+2''
  • Try
    TRY! SCOTLAND 23-10 SAMOA (McInally)
    40'+2''
  • Samoa collapse the scrum as Lay goes down and Scotland are awarded a penalty. Russell kicks the ball into touch and the home side are going for the score.
    40'''
  • Lam almost makes a terrible mistake from a lineout as he throws blindly back towards Perez. However, the ball goes between the winger and scrum-half Cowley. Fortunately Perez gathers to touch down, but Scotland still have a scrum in striking distance of the tryline.
    39''
  • MISS! Russell fails to add the extras for the home side as he puts his kick just wide of the right-hand post.
    37''
  • Try
    TRY! SCOTLAND 18-10 SAMOA (Huw Jones)
    35''
  • Scotland reaffirm their hold of the game as they move the ball quickly from right to left. Jones collects a short pass from Dunbar before raiding through two tackles and surging for the line. He dives over for the score, despite the best efforts of Tuala.
    35''
  • Lemi goes on a run down the left flank for Samoa, but he loses possession. Hogg collects and reverses field position for the hosts. Townsend will want to see a period of pressure from his team before the break.
    34''
  • Scotland are forced into a change as Nel makes way for Zander Fagerson in the front row.
    32''
  • A few mistakes are starting to creep into the Scotland team as Wilson fails to gather a short pass from Price at midfield.
    32''
  • Nanai-Williams brings the ball out for his side with a weaving run, allowing the visitors to clear the danger from their own half.
    32''
  • Scotland try to put the pressure back on the visitors, with Lee and Hogg combining down the left. However, Samoa are stoic in their defence and force the mistake from the home side, winning a scrum just inside their 22.
    30''
  • Nanai-Williams sends the ball through the posts from close range. It's a three-point game now.
    29''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! SCOTLAND 13-10 SAMOA (Nanai-Williams)
    29''
  • TRY!!!! The run from Lam pays dividends for his team as his hard work is rewarded when his team-mate Tyrell powers through the Scotland defence after collecting Cowley's on the tryline. He does well to ground the ball under pressure from a number of white shirts trying desperately to keep him at bay.
    28''
  • Try
    TRY! SCOTLAND 13-8 SAMOA (Tyrell)
    28''
  • Tyrell gathers at the breakdown and goes for the line. He powers through a number of bodies to get the ball over the line, but the referee needs to make sure.
    28''
  • Power from the Samoa forward brings another penalty and Lam gathers quickly to catch the Scotland defence sleeping. He churns his way to the five-yard line before he receives support. The blue shirts move around him towards the tryline.
    28''
  •  Nanai-Williams boots the ball into touch on this occasion and the visitors have a strong platform from the lineout just outside the Scotland 22.
    27''
  • Ioane powers through a tackle at the half-way line to send his team forward. Samoa put pressure on the home side at the breakdown, yielding a penalty for hands in the ruck from Nel.
    26''
  • Russell converts with ease as he sends his kick through the posts. Scotland have command of the contest.
    25''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! SCOTLAND 13-3 SAMOA (Russell)
    25''
  • Samoa give a cheap penalty away at the breakdown and Russell will have another simple chance in front of the posts. 
    24''
  • Russell continues to probe with kicks in behind the Samoa wingers and Lemi does extremely well under pressure to gather the grubber kick and bring the ball away to safety.
    23''
  • Samoa win the penalty as Nel is penalised for not driving straight. However, Nanai-Williams fails to find touch with his boot downfield. A wasted opportunity for the visitors.
    22''
  • The tempo of the game has been good thus far,. but it slows at the scrum due to binding issues. However, the referee shows patience with both teams.
    21''
  • Solid work from Samoa as they win the lineout with a deep throw to Ioane at the back of the line. It provides time before Nanai-Williams puts his boot on the ball to clear downfield.
    19''
  • Scotland break down the left and Jones gets in behind Perez to kick the ball forward and Hogg reacts to touch down for a score. However, the ball has gone out before Jones made contact and it will be a lineout to Samoa inside their five-yard line.
    18''
  • Lee-Lo goes on the surge into Scotland territory and he makes good progress before he gets brought down just outside the 22. However, the support is not forthcoming from the rest of the Samoa side and their progress is stalled.
    18''
  • Scotland are dominating the ruck and they win yet another turnover, but Russell knocks on as he tries to break away down the left flank.
    17''
  • It's a simple kick for Russell and he slots the ball through the posts with ease from a central position on the edge of the 22.
    16''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! SCOTLAND 10-3 SAMOA (Russell)
    16''
  • Leiataua is caught out at the breakdown as he goes for the ball in the ruck. It's a reckless penalty to give away just on the edge of the 22 and Russell will have the chance to restore the seven-point lead.
    15''
  • Scotland respond with a quick move down the left flank and Hogg and Jones almost combine to release the winger, but Perez makes an important interception to stop a certain try.
    14''
  • Much better from Nanai-Williams as he holds his nerve from his second kick, sending the ball between the posts. It reduces the deficit at Murrayfield to four points.
    13''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! SCOTLAND 7-3 SAMOA (Nanai-Williams)
    12''
  • Scotland's discipline lets them down at the breakdown as two players are caught offside. Nanai-Williams has a second chance to go for the posts. This one is slightly closer and in a central position.
    11''
  • MISS! Nanai-Williams' kick fails to make it towards the posts and the home side gather at the five-yard line and bring the ball out. That was a weak kick from Nanai-Williams.
    11''
  • Samoa win a penalty down the left flank as Scotland are overly aggressive in the ruck. It's not the easiest kick in the world.
    10''
  • Russell tries to do too much after Scotland win their second turnover of the match and his pass to Dunbar goes astray. Samoa win back possession and are able to drive forward down the left flank Ioane.
    8''
  • Price goes for another high kick into the Samoa backfield, but on this occasion Lemi does well to read the danger and make the catch. He burrows his way forward and eases the pressure on his side.
    7''
  • Scotland have quickly taken control of the contest and are dictating the tempo, pushing Samoa back into their own half.
    5''
  • Russell has a simple kick to extend Scotland's lead, adding the extras.
    3''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! SCOTLAND 7-0 SAMOA (Russell)
    3''
  • HOGG TOUCHES DOWN! Russell catches out the Samoa defence as he lifts an up and under over the top. The bounce favours Hogg over Tuala and he collects to touch the ball down under the posts.
    2''
  • Try
    TRY! SCOTLAND 5-0 SAMOA (Hogg)
    2''
  • Scotland earn the first turnover of the match as the pile their forwards in at the ruck. Price then spreads the ball out wide to the flank.
    1''
  • Samoa get us underway at Murrayfield.
    1''
  • The pre-match rituals are over. It's time for the action at Murrayfield.
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  • It's time for the Siva Tau before the start of play.
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  • The players are out on the field, so we should be underway shortly.
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  • STAT ATTACK! Scotland have won their last four matches at Murrayfield, their best winning run there since 2006.
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  • STAT ATTACK! Scotland have lost just one of their 10 encounters with Samoa. That defeat came in 2013 in Durban, losing 27-17.
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  • With Alasdair Dickinson, Allan Dell and Gordon Reid all sidelined due to injury, Scotland are pressed into handing Darryl Marfo is debut at prop. Stuart McInally makes only his fourth start at hooker, with Ross Ford and Fraser Brown out of action. Greig Laidlaw, Richie Gray, Sean Maitland, Duncan Taylor, Matt Scott and Adam Ashe also miss out. However, there is strength in the back three as Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour are joined by Lee Jones.
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  • Samoa replacements: Motu Matu'u, James Lay, Hisa Sasagi, Fa'atiga Lemalu, Ofisa Treviranus, Mealani Matavao, AJ Alatimu, Alapati Leiua.
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  • SAMOA: Ah See Tuala, Paul Perez, Kieron Fonotia, Reynold Lee-Lo,David Lemi, Tim Nanai Williams, Pele Cowley; Jordan Lay, Manu Leiataua, Donald Brighouse, Josh Tyrell, Chris Vui, Piula Fa'asalele, TJ Ioane, Jack Lam.
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  • Scotland replacements: George Turner, Jamie Bhatti, Zander Fagerson, Tim Swinson,  Cornell Du Preez, Henry Pyrgos, Peter Horne, Chris Harris.
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  • SCOTLAND: Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Huw Jones, Alex Dunbar, Lee Jones, Finn Russell, Ali Price; Darryl Marfo, Stuart McInally, WP Nel, Ben Toolis, Jonny Gray, John Barclay, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson.
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  • We'll now run through the teams for this afternoon's clash.
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  • Samoa come into the contest this afternoon under a cloud as the country's prime minister has declared Samoan Rugby Union bankrupt. Titimaea Tafua's men have to put their feelings aside over the matter and produce a strong performance to keep the attention on the field rather than off it.
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  • Scotland were last in action against Fiji in the summer and fell to a 27-22 defeat. Gregor Townsend has to get his side back to winning ways in the Autumn starting with Samoa this afternoon. Scotland did beat Samoa in their last clash at the World Cup two years ago, holding out for a narrow three-point win. 
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  • Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the first match of the Autumn International series between Scotland and Samoa at Murrayfield.
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