Scotland v Samoa
1 Darryl Marfo (Edinburgh Rugby) – uncapped
2 Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby) – 9 caps
3 Willem Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) – 18 caps
4 Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby) – 4 caps
5 Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 35 caps
6 John Barclay CAPTAIN (Scarlets) – 63 caps
7 Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 12 caps
8 Ryan Wilson VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 30 caps
9 Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 8 caps
10 Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors) – 29 caps
11 Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 5 caps
12 Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) – 26 caps
13 Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 8 caps
14 Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) – 36 caps
15 Stuart Hogg VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 53 caps
16 George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped
17 Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped
18 Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 12 caps
19 Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors) – 32 caps
20 Cornell du Preez (Edinburgh Rugby) – 2 caps
21 Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors) – 24 caps
22 Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 25 caps
23 Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons) – uncapped
1 Jordan LAY
2 Manu LEIATAUA
3 Donald BRIGHOUSE (debutant)
4 Josh TYRELL (debutant)
5 Chris VUI (C)
6 Piula FA’ASALELE
7 TJ IOANE
8 Jack LAM
9 Pele COWLEY
10 Tim NANAI WILLIAMS
11 David LEMI
12 Reynold LEE-LO
13 Kieron FONOTIA
14 Paul PEREZ (VC)
15 Ah See TUALA
16 Motu MATU’U
17 James LAY
18 Hisa SASAGI
19 Fa’atiga LEMALU
20 Ofisa TREVIRANUS
21 Mealani MATAVAO (debutant)
22 AJ ALATIMU (debutant)
23 Alapati LEIUA
Righto lads, Edinburgh you provide the forwards this week, and you over there, Glasgow you can make up the backs.
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Looking forward to seeing how TNW goes at 10. It was really his ideal position all the time but like DMac he got caught up in team needs and used elsewhere.
Still busy waking up, but I think this match will be worth it. Let's go!
Wow, Scotland! Try after 1.33 minute!
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When the commentator said that Scotland wanted to play fast rugby and they started to play that way, I didn't think they would score fast as well.
Great kick, good bounce, score!
TNW missed his first kick at goal; now his second ...
and the kick is good. Scotland lead 7-3 after 12 minutes.
That looked spectacular but the ball was clearly in touch. No try Scotland.
Two dumb plays in the last minute there giving Scotland an easy 3 points there.
Scotland's goal kicking is on point. It's 13-3 to the Scots after 26 minutes.
Pick and go, and Samoa may be over, but it may be hard to see for the TMO .... it looks grounded ...
TNW makes the conversion: 13 - 10 Scotland
Another great try from the Scots. Huw Jones. Whatever Scotland changed in its play, it's working! No conversion. Scotland leads 18 to 10 after 36 minutes.
That was poor from Samoa. Mistakes like that can be costly.
@stargazer They love making things tough that's for sure.
Try Scotland after a driving maul. 41st minute.
Half time: Scotland 25 - 10 Samoa.
Entertaining first half. Scotland impressed.
First try of the second half goes to Scotland, again after a driving maul. Stuart McInally again. The conversion is good: 32 - 10 Scotland.
Going to the TMO for a possible Samoan try. I think the on-field decision is "no try".
Try! Fa’asalele dots down after some pick and go. 32-17 Scotland
This new Samoan halfback can't pass for shit.
@african-monkey Hopefully, for him and Samoa, it's just beginner's nerves. They don't want many more of those hospital passes.
Lets go SAMOA!!!
TNW converts his own try: it's 32 - 24 to Scotland after 63 minutes.
It didn't take long for Scotland to hit back. Dunbar for the try.
Try to Fonotia, making the Mako sign. Good boy haha.
Crucial kick here for TNW.
TNW converts and it's 37 to 31. 69 minutes gone.
@african-monkey Samoa definitely still in it!
@stargazer Argh! That try should seal it for the Scots.
Pete Horne slices through the Samoan defence and scores. Converted: 44-31 Scotland after 75 minutes.
Not over just yet!
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Great try from the Samoan 20! TNW converts: 44 -38 Scotland. Two and half minutes left.
Full time: Scotland 44 - 38 Samoa
Great entertaining game. Scotland playing some fast footy, but it worked better in the first than in the 2nd half. Samoa had a better 2nd half, and didn't seem to have the discipline issues that they've often shown in the past. Well played!
@stargazer The 5 minutes before and halftime proved costly for the Samoans who I thought played the better rugby today. Still, good to see some pride shown from Samoa especially after going 32-10 down, something which has been missing for a long time.
Samoa missed a trick there - they could and should have won that - game was there for the taking