Scotland’s centre Huw Jones pulled off two behind-the-back passes in one magical Scotland movement, combining down the left edge with Sean Maitland to score a great Scotland try.


Down 7-0, Scotland’s enterprising play leveled things in emphatic fashion, when Jones freed up Maitland with a shovel around the back from his own 40-metre line. Maitland fought to swat away Springbok halfback Embrose Papier before offloading a return pass to Jones back on the inside for his second touch.

Another cracking behind-the-back flick pass inside to fellow midfielder Peter Horne finished off the movement that started inside their own half.


Scotland’s attacking prowess wasn’t all spent on Horne’s try, with the side coming up with another stunning strike five minutes before halftime with a set-piece lineout move.

Scotland hit the Springbok line out with a well-worked trick play where open side flanker Hamish Watson split the lineout, ‘intercepting’ the deliberately low throw from a running start, before diving over untouched.


After an explosive first half with two tries to each side, the game turned into a grind with no second-half tries for either side. The Springboks kicked two penalties to Scotland’s one to edge them 26-10.

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