Sam’ test for the Scots
SCOTLAND survived a second-half fightback to kick off their international season with a win at Murrayfield.
The hosts looked to be cruising to a comfortable win when 32-10 up early in the second half, but the tourists fought back gamely in Edinburgh in a match that saw 11 tries.
Two from Stuart McInally, and one each for Stuart Hogg, Huw Jones, Alex Dunbar and Peter Horne proved enough however, to secure a win in Gregor Townsend’s first home game in charge of the Dark Blues.
However there was an air of frustration about the stadium in what was an unconvincing performance that got off to a flying start.
However, the hosts’ superior fitness eventually told, and although Ofisa Treviranus got the 11th try of the match after Horne had raced in from the 22, Scotland clung on to secure the win.