Record breaking Paterson leads Scots to win over Pumas

Full-back Chris Paterson celebrated becoming Scotland’s most-capped player by scoring 16 points in his team’s 26-14 win over Argentina on Saturday.

The result, which squared the two-Test series at 1-1 following the Pumas 21-15 victory last weekend, also gave the Scots their first away win against Argentina who were World Cup third-place finishers last year.

Scotland had lost to Argentina in the quarter-finals in France so this win would have been particularly sweet.

Paterson, making his 88th international appearance and overtaking Scott Murray’s tally, kicked two penalties for a 6-0 lead before Frank Hadden’s side grabbed the opening try at a packed Velez Sarsfield.

Ross Ford crossed the line after being set-up by Iain Morrison and Mike Blair with Paterson adding the extras for a 13-0 lead which became 16-0 at the break thanks to another penalty.

Another Paterson penalty made the score 19-0 before the Pumas scored their first points on the hour mark with veteran lock Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe going over for a try with Federico Todeschini adding the conversion.

But the Scots gamely stuck to their task.

Dan Parks broke away on an interception before offloading to centre Graeme Morrison to score his side’s second try.

Paterson again converted for a 24-7 lead before the Pumas gained a last minute consolation try from Horacio Agulla.

The defeat was a disappointing end to the international career of lock Fernandez Lobbe.


He retired after the game having won his 65th cap and having played in three World Cups

Sapa-AFP –

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