’MOA THAN MEETS THE EYE
SCOTLAND survived a secondhalf 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 a match that saw 11 tries.
In the end, two from Stuart McInally, and one each for Stuart Hogg (left), Huw Jones, Alex Dunbar and Peter Horne proved enough to secure a win in Gregor Townsend’s first home game in charge. But there was an air of frustration about the stadium in what was an unconvincing performance ahead of Scotland’s meeting with New Zealand next week.
Townsend said: “It is the first time this team has played together. The opposition are going to force you into errors because they are excellent players.
“We know on all aspects of the game we have to be better to take on the best team in the world.
“We’ve won the game... we’ll move on.”