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Scotland player ratings vs Argentina | Autumn Nations Series

By Gavin Harper
Finn Russell of Scotland speaks with his team mates during the Autumn International match between Scotland and Argentina at Murrayfield Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Scotland player ratings: Scotland ended their autumn campaign with a comprehensive win over 14-man Argentina at Murrayfield.

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The visitors had Marcos Kremer sent off in the first half, and three players sent to the sin-bin,
but made a good fist of the contest until the hour mark.

The outstanding Darcy Graham scored a hat-trick while Sione Tuipulotu crossed twice for
Scotland in a 52-29 win.

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Here’s how the Scotland players rated.

15. Stuart Hogg – 8
Regularly found room on the edge of the Argentina defence. Beaten in the air under first high
ball. Good hands to put Graham and Tuipulotu away for their second tries. Deserved his late
score.

14. Darcy Graham – 8.5
Outstanding, again. Showed his power to finish his first try from close range, then his pace for
his second. His hat-trick try was a sublime finish in the corner to cap another excellent showing.

13. Chris Harris – 7.5
Always reliable in defence, and more of an attacking threat today. Two good half breaks in
traffic, the latter leading to Scotland’s second try. Offloaded well for Graham to score.

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12. Sione Tuipulotu – 8
His best game for Scotland by some distance, capped with two well-taken tries. Hit an excellent
line off Russell to score his first before Hogg put the Glasgow centre over for his second. A late
yellow card the only negative.

11. Duhan van der Merwe – 7.5
A couple of big carries got the Edinburgh wing into the game, before he showed good hands to
hang on to a gorgeous offload from Russell to score his 14th try for Scotland. Always a threat in
attack.

10. Finn Russell – 8.5
The mercurial fly-half looked right at his very best. Two superb offloads for Scotland’s first two
tries, and a lovely break that set up the third, before his break put Graham away in the second
half.

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9. Ali Price – 7
Mixed up the attack well and looked to attack the Pumas around the ruck, while the accuracy of
his box kicking gave his wingers something to chase. The scrum-half’s calls for more numbers
were ignored as Alemanno powered over.

1. Pierre Schoeman – 7.5
Had his difficulties at the set-piece but the big loosehead was regularly found charging into – and
through – Argentina defenders. Some lovely hands too as he linked with Russell.

2. Fraser Brown – 6
The 33-year-old was excellent last week but didn’t have the same impact here. Will be
disappointed with a couple of underthrown lineouts early in the second half. Off with a quarter
of the game to go.

3. Zander Fagerson – 6.5
Got on top at the scrum once the Pumas had Kremer sent off. Doesn’t have the same carrying
impact as his prop colleague Schoeman, but does get through a mountain of work. Joint-top
tackler with 11.

4. Jonny Gray – 6.5
Handed a recall in place of his suspended big brother, but gave two breakdown penalties and
was driven backwards with one carry. As you’d expect, got through plenty of work, including 11
a joint-best tackles and eight carries.

5. Grant Gilchrist – 6.5
A go-to man for Gregor Townsend this campaign, and he ensured the lineout – barring two loose
throws – operated well. Seven carries earned Scotland good ground in close quarters.

6. Matt Fagerson – 7
Shifted to the blindside to accommodate Dempsey, the younger of the Fagerson brothers
worked hard. Matched Ritchie for carries (three) and tackles (seven) in the first half.

7. Jamie Ritchie – 7
An industrious showing from the skipper, who put himself about in defence – and was on the
receiving end of the clear-out that saw Kremer sent off. Sent to the sin-bin for his part in a mass
scuffle.

8. Jack Dempsey – 6.5
His loose carry allowed Argentina to break and score with 12 players. Otherwise plenty of
industry on his first Scotland start.

REPLACEMENTS:

16. George Turner – 6
Strong carrying as you’d expect from the Glasgow man, who replaced Brown on 58 minutes.

17. Jamie Bhatti – 5
Replaced Schoeman for the final quarter of an hour but no real opportunity to show his power
at the set-piece or his pace out wide.

18. Murphy Walker – 5
Another who didn’t have much time to impact the game.

19. Glen Young – 5
On for the closing stages in place of Edinburgh colleague Gilchrist.

20. Andy Christie – 6
The Saracens man got the final quarter for Dempsey, and showed great pace to chase a Hogg
kick and put the visitors under pressure. Couldn’t prevent the visitors’ late score.

21. Ben White – 6.5
Added plenty of pace to the game once he replaced Price on 52 mins.

22. Blair Kinghorn – 6
The Edinburgh man showed his versatility as he replaced van der Merwe on the wing, and
whipped a lovely ball to Graham for his try. Good defensive read with the Pumas numbers up
too.

23. Cameron Redpath – 6
On for Harris for the final quarter. Almost had his first Test try but was held up, but wasn’t to be
denied only minutes later.

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