While the rugby world fawned yesterday over Italy’s shock win over South Africa, the high intensity in Ireland vs New Zealand, and the late drama in France vs Australia, Scotland picked up a tidy win over Argentina in Murrayfield.
Having lost out in a tight encounter to Australia last week, Vern Cotter’s side were in need of a big performance to boost morale, and they delivered yesterday.
Greig Laidlaw landed a late late penalty to secure victory, having hit the post minutes before. It capped off a hard-fought yet deserved win for the Scots.
With Ireland, England and Wales all having scored wins over southern hemisphere opposition this month, it was over to the Scots to dig deep for a win, and they duly obliged.
With the world rankings at the end of the season determining ranking for the World Cup, this was a big win for ninth placed Scotland over eighth placed Argentina. However, the Scots must solidify their place at rugby’s top table throughout the rest of the season to ensure a favourable seeding.
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