Jaguars see off 'A' team

SCOTLAND A brought down the curtain on a forgettable IRB Nations Cup campaign in Romania with a 33-13 defeat to the Argentina Jaguars yesterday.

In a match to avoid the wooden spoon, it was the South Americans who prevailed, thanks to a try in each half from full-back Joaquin Tuculet.

Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias and Nicolas Sanchez combined to kick the remaining 25 points to see off the Scots, whose only response came from a Bryan Rennie try and the boot of Greig Laidlaw.

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The defeat meant that the Scots lost all three of their matches in Bucharest, having previously been beaten by Georgia and Namibia.

Namibia were the only side to maintain a 100 per cent record at the tournament, grinding out an impressive 21-16 win against fellow Rugby World Cup qualifiers Georgia, to clinch the crown for the first time.

Despite the excellent form of the Namibians, Italy A remained a win away from landing the title but lost out to hosts Romania 27-22 in the last match of the event to ensure the trophy went to the African side.