Scotland vs Samoa: How the Scots players rated

Hugo Southwell 6/10 A key figure with ball in hand and again proved to be a reliable last line of defence.

Nikki Walker 6/10

Showed his ability for finishing with a fine first-half try, but caught out in Samoan score.

Joe Ansbro 5/10

Another good learning experience for the centre, who stood up well to twin threats of Mapusua and Pisi.

Graeme Morrison 7/10

The stand-out back for Scotland with a solid display in defence.

Sean Lamont 5/10

Quiet game for 50th cap, tackled and chased kicks well, but poor hands cost him a couple of chances.

Dan Parks 5/10

Delivered crucial drop-goal, but missed penalties left door open.

Rory Lawson 5/10

Provided a strong captain's lead but struggled with Parks to vary game sufficiently.

Allan Jacobsen 6/10

Worked hard in the set-piece, made good tackles and strong presence in 50th Test.

Ross Ford 5/10

Lineout problems blotted copy-book, but a dangerous ball-carrier.

Euan Murray 5/10

Did well in the scrummage but rarely seen in the loose.

Nathan Hines 6/10

Worked hard in the physical tight exchanges, though struggled to get usual fluidity in off-loading.

Richie Gray 5/10

Worked hard in defence, stole two lineouts but lost some of his own under pressure.

Kelly Brown 7/10

Another top display in 40th Test, at the heart of much of Scotland's good work going forward.

John Barclay 7/10

Fine performance from openside who was close to everything.

Richie Vernon 5/10

Lost crucial ball at kick-off and still learning how to make an impact.


Mike Blair (for Lawson 56mins)

Key man in Scotland's attack.

Max Evans (for Ansbro 59)

Typical blend of dancing and fighting going forward.

Ruaridh Jackson (for Parks 59)

Kicked match-winning penalty.

Moray Low (for Murray 59)

Good finish in scrum and loose.

Jim Hamilton (for Gray 59)

Played through broken foot.

Dougie Hall (for Ford 74)

Lineout throwing accuracy could be key.

Ross Rennie (for Lamont 74)

Uplifting return from injury.

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