Morrison Seals Victory For Scots

ImageWarriors centre Graeme Morrison scored Scotland's second try_as they_defeated Argentina, the third ranked side in the world, 26-14 in the second summer test in Buenos Aires.

Scotland dominated the first half with excellent play through the backs from Godman and stand out centre Ben Cairns.

The second half saw a spirited Argentine fight back but an exquisitely timed interception saw fellow Warrior_Dan Parks_snatch the ball and bolt deep into the Argentine half before seeting up Morrison in between the posts.

Scotland got off to the best possible start with the trusted boot of Paterson putting the Scots 6-0 up after 20 minutes.

Paterson added the extras to a Ross Ford try two minutes later and capped the half off with his fourth successful kick of the afternoon and his 40th successive kick in a Scotland jersey.

Half time:0-16

Scotland started the second half as they did the first with Paterson placing the ball effortlessly through the sticks from a penalty to extend the lead.

A ruthless Argentine fight back eventually led to their first score of the afternoon when, after a series of pick and goes on the Scot's five metre line, Lobbe found himself mismatched against winger Chris Paterson and powered over. Todeschini added the extras.

Argentina continued their ruthless approach at the breakdown but substitute Dan Parks spotted a telegraphed pass and stepped into the gap to snatch an interception. The Warriors 10 sprinted the length of the half before lobbing a pass over two Argentines to find Morrison in support to cross under the post. Paterson s kick recaptured Scotland s 16 point lead, 26-7.

Argentina grabbed a consolation try in the dying seconds. Todeschini s converted to the sound of the final whistle.

Full time: 14-26

Scotland 1st XV
15 Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh)
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14 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh)
13 Ben Cairns (Edinburgh)
12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors)
11 Simon Webster (Edinburgh)
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10 Phil Godman (Edinburgh)
9 Mike Blair (Edinburgh) CAPTAIN
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1 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh)
2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh)
3 Euan Murray (Northampton Saints)
4 Matt Mustchin (Edinburgh)
5 Scott MacLeod (Llanelli Scarlets)
6 Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester)
8 Allister Hogg (Edinburgh)
7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors)
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Substitutes
16 Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors)
17 Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester)
18 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors)
19 Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors)
20 Rory Lawson (Gloucester)
21 Dan Parks (Glasgow Warriors)
22 Nick De Luca (Edinburgh)

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