Scotland move up to seventh in world rankings after Pumas win

Scotland will rise to '¨seventh place when the World Rugby rankings are confirmed today. Vern '¨Cotter's side edged Argentina 19-16 in a tense Test at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, with Greig Laidlaw's 83rd-minute penalty sealing a precious victory in the race for World Cup seeding.

Sean Maitland celebrates with Stuart Hogg after scoring a try against Argentina at Murrayfield. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scotland started the match in ninth spot, one place behind the Argentines, and were expected to swap places with the Pumas after beating them. But Australia’s 25-23 win in Paris means the Scots go above France into seventh.

Scotland finish off their Autumn Series against Georgia in Kilmarnock on Saturday and are assessing a number of players.

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A Scotland team spokesman said: “Huw Jones 
sustained a foot injury in the act of creating Sean Maitland’s try. The midfielder had a scan after the game and will be re-assessed early in the week.

“Three players sustained dead legs in the match – hooker Fraser Brown, lock Grant Gilchrist and replacement centre Pete Horne – all of whom will require medical management this week.

“Several other players are showing the signs of a physical contest and will require ongoing care and management as the week progresses.”