Scotland score five tries to see off Argentina at Murrayfield

Brothers Richie and Jonny Gray both score in impressive showing by Vern Cotter’s men

Scotland’s Tommy Seymour scores a try against Argentina during the match at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Scotland’s Tommy Seymour scores a try against Argentina during the match at Murrayfield. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

 

Scotland 41 Argentina 31

Brothers Richie and Jonny Gray scored for Scotland as Vern Cotter’s men got their World Cup preparations off to the perfect start with a 41-31 win over Argentina at Murrayfield.

It was the first time the siblings – the 22nd pair to have played together in Dark Blue – had ever taken to the field together.

But their secondrow display was the bedrock of a opening autumn Test win which will increase hopes ahead of a massive 12 months for the Scots.

Cotter’s first home match in charge ended with fives tries as Sean Maitland, Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour also crossed the whitewash, with skipper Greig Laidlaw kicking 14 points on top of a late Duncan Weir penalty.

The Argentinians had got off to a rapid start, scoring through Javier Ortega Desio after just 90 seconds.

They struggled to break through until the last hour but put a gloss on their scoreline with the help of a penalty try and a late double by sub Tomas Cubelli.

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