McLean (7.15), Steyn (22,33,38,80), Schoeman (31), Turner (51), Haining (70), Kebble (78)
Kinghorn (7,15,31), Thompson (78,80)
Scotland vs TongaInternational
2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 30th
BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Glasgow winger Kyle Steyn scored four tries as Scotland slacked off emphatically
60-14 win over Tonga in the Fall Opening Test at Murrayfield.
Another Warriors winger, Rufus McLean, made a debut double in the first 15 minutes while Edinburgh’s prop master Pierre Schoeman tried in the first half also celebrated his first international match.
More goals in the second half came from George Turner and substitute duo Nick Haining and Oli Kebble.
Number 10 Blair Kinghorn added further points by scoring three of his seven attempts to convert , while debutant substitute Ross Thompson successfully kicked two of his three attempts when Gregor Townsend’s side succeeded in their first game in front of fans since March 2020.
After Scotland weathered early pressure from Tonga, he succeeded in the seventh minute the breakthrough when debutante McLean caught a loose ball after Jamie Ritchie was tackled to the ground. Kinghorn duly kicked the conversion.
Tonga reduced the deficit in the 13th minute when full-back James Faiva shot a penalty from 40 yards after Scotland found it hadn’t rolled away in a jolt in time.McLean added a brilliant second try in the 15th minute when he received a bad pass from Kinghorn on the left and rolled great past Faiva before touching down. Kinghorn converted perfectly from a tight angle.
Five minutes later Faiva took another penalty when the Scots were punished again for not rolling away.
Steyn – in his second Scotland appearance – had his first attempt at the On the afternoon of the 23rd minute, when he took a pass from Sione Tuipulotu and jumped over the line to finish a formidable, flowing move.
Tonga struggled to deal with the hosts but Faiva took care of that 27th minute of relief when he pinged a penalty between the posts from the center line.
Schoeman then fought his way through to his debut attempt in the 30th minute after a period of pressure in front of the line, Kinghorn took over the conversion.
Steyn had his second attempt when he took a pass from co-captain Ali Price and broke the Tongan defense far too easily before touching down wide on the left.
Steyn managed a hat trick right at halftime, well After a free kick from Kinghorn caught a favorable rebound over the right.
The first score of the second half came in the 50th minute when hooker Turner landed on the back of a rolling mouth.
Tonga had his first try in the 58th minute when David Lolohea pushed forward after a period of pressure.
Haining scored Scotland’s eighth attempt in the 70th minute after excellent handling by Ritchie in the build-up, before Kebble and Steyn in the final sat down for four minutes, Thompson converting each time.
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