2022 Autumn Nations Series

BT Murrayfield

Full-Time

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52 - 29
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8
Tries
4
Tuipulotu11′
van der Merwe24′
Graham28′
Graham42′
Tuipulotu55′
Redpath68′
Hogg74′
Graham77′
16′de la Fuente
39′Alemanno
52′Boffelli
87′Ruiz
6
Conversions
3
Russell12′
Russell25′
Russell56′
Russell70′
Russell75′
Russell79′
40′Boffelli
53′Boffelli
88′Sanchez
0
Penalties
1
2′Boffelli
0
Drop Goals
0
17:30

Brief recap from BT Murrayfield

A frantic and fast-paced festival of rugby this afternoon at BT Murrayfield, with Scotland ending their 2022 in the best possible manner against an opponent who narrowly won the sides’ Test series in the summer.

Despite a red card for Marcos Kremer, Scotland still had to get the job done and how. Eight tries rained down through Sione Tuipulotu (2), Duhan van der Merwe, Stuart Hogg, Cam Redpath and a fabulous hat-trick from Darcy Graham.

Finn Russell, named Player of the Match for a delicious display of creativity and imagination, kicked six conversions and passed 250 points for Scotland in the process.

A 52-29 success ends the Autumn Nations Series, with Scotland having beaten Argentina and Fiji, and lose out narrowly to the Antipodean duo Australia and New Zealand.

2023 is a huge year, with Guinness Six Nations and the small matter of a Rugby World Cup in the offing. For now though, Scotland earned whatever break they have pencilled in with an excellent victory.

80'

Full-time: Scotland win 12-try thriller

Argentina get a consolation try at the very end through replacement hooker Ignacio Ruiz, converted by Nicolas Sanchez. It matters not though, as Scotland end their Autumn Nations Series with a seriously impressive 52-29 win over Argentina, who have beaten England and New Zealand in recent months away from home.

77'

Hat-trick for Graham!

A new entry into the top 10, as Darcy Graham first joined (with his double) and has now surpassed Grand Slam great Iwan Tukalo and Sean Maitland in ninth place on the all-time Scotland list, with 16. A few more to come you’d suspect from the whippet. Marvellous.

Cam Redpath finds Blair Kinghorn who pins his ears back and heads for the line, before realising he might not make it. He feeds Graham who finishes with the aplomb we are all so accustomed to now. Russell lands a sixth conversion and it’s now 52-22 with time almost up.

73'

TRY Scotland!

It’s a seventh for Scotland! This one is about as textbook as you can get, Jonny Gray winning a line-out, and from the driving maul Finn Russell puts on one a plate for Stuart Hogg to canter over for his 27th international try! Russell converts with ease to make it 45-22.

71'

Kinghorn on for Duhan

Blair Kinghorn comes on, to play wing, in place fo try scorer Duhan van der Merwe, the colossus having earned an early finish after getting through a mountain of work this afternoon.

69'

TRY Scotland!

Daylight for Scotland! After a series of pick-and-goes, the ball finds its way to Finn Russell, who decides that enough grunt is enough. His deft kick punctures the Argentina defence and Cam Redpath flies into its path before dotting down for his first international try! Russell converts, it’s 38-22 to the home team and the supporters’ mood has gone from mild concern to heady content.

66'

Prop swap

Jamie Bhatti and Murphy Walker replace Pierre Schoeman and Zander Fagerson in the front row as Scotland look to close this battle out.

61'

Redpath on for Harris

Chris Harris has done his work for the day, with Cam Redpath entering the fray for the final 20.

63'

Fisticuffs from both sets

Now, Karl Dickson will need to wade through quite a list of items here. Darcy Graham goes close in the corner and then all hell breaks loose as both sets of players get a bit spicy in the aftermath, which lasts a good while and involves multiple potential guilty parties.

In the end, both Jamie Ritchie and Thomas Gallo are sent to the bin to think about their actions. It’s become a bit stop-start at BT Murrayfield and you feel more drama might come our way before the afternoon is out..

56'

TRY Scotland!

Another for Sione Tuipulotu! Fraser Brown barges down the middle of the Argentina defence and from the quick ruck, Ben White feeds Stuart Hogg, who delivers the perfectly-timed pass to Glasgow Warrior centre Tuipulotu for his second and Scotland’s fifth of the afternoon. Finn Russell converts – 250 points for Scotland now for the pivot! 29-22 to the hosts.

59'

Changes for Scotland

Andy Christie makes his first appearance of the Autumn Nations Series, replacing Jack Dempsey in the back row. Matt Fagerson may switch to No 8 with Christie on the flank. George Turner is also on, relieving Fraser Brown after another terrific shift from the hooker.

52'

Try Argentina

Unbelievably, and with only a dozen bodies on the pitch, Argentina show mighty grit to withstand a Scottish attacking scrum and then, to the delight of their fans, Emiliano Boffelli hares home from distance after collecting a loose ball. He converts and it’s 24-22 with 27 minutes to go. Ben White on for Ali Price at scrum-half. The three-player advantage is still there and the crowd are asking for more, starting with a line-out on Argentina’s 22.

49'

Los Pumas down to 12

Instantly, another yellow is produced by Karl Dickson for deliberately collapsing a maul. This time it’s Tomas Lavanini who take ten on the naughty step. Amend previous post to now read: 15 plays 12 for the next ten minutes at BT Murrayfield.

42'

TRY Scotland!

What a start to the second half! No prizes on offer for guessing the architect. Finn Russell, at will, is creating stuff that Argentina cannot live with. He slips a tackle, offloads out the back to Stuart Hogg, who in turn feeds fellow Hawick man Darcy Graham, who scampers over from 20 metres. Finn proves he is indeed human with a failed conversion, but we’ll let him off. 24-15.

48'

Yellow adds to Argentina angst

Argentina rally as expected, but Scotland have a firm grip on this now and a line-out on the opposition 22 to boot. Frustratingly, they lose it and then give away a penalty to add insult – referee Dickson wants to just check this for a potential act of foul play by try scorer Matias Alemanno. Looks like head-to-head contact here and that’s confirmed with a yellow presented. 15 plays 13 for the next ten minutes at BT Murrayfield.

37'

Try Argentina

A man down, but Argentina are determined to get to the break with more points on the board. Twice they eschew three points from the tee to go to touch instead. Twice they fall short but after a tap-and-go penalty from five metres, Los Pumas get what they came for. In the end it’s Matias Alemanno who emerges as the close-range try scorer and, with Boffelli’s extras, the lead is cut to four at 19-15 to Scotland. Half-time seconds away.

41'

Final forty of the international year

One more half to go of this year’s Autumn Nations Series. Scotland, aiming to end on the perfect note, lead Argentina 19-15 at BT Murrayfield.

40'

Scotland hold the lead at half-time

That is that for the opening half at BT Murrayfield, with Scotland engineering a four-point lead after 40 minutes. This has been a tale of three tries to two, but also of one red card for Argentina.

Scotland led through Sione Tuipulotu’s first international try, only for Jeronimo de la Fuente to put Los Pumas back in the lead shortly after.

When Marcos Kremer was given his marching orders for a reckless arm to Jamie Ritchie, the tide turned and Scottish wingers Duhan van der Merwe and Darcy Graham both produced instinctive finishes to each reach 14 for their country.

Matias Alemanno hauled Argentina back into it before the break but Scotland well-placed.

Finn Russell has been at his orchestrate best, the stand-off fizzing balls around and creating opportunities for his teammates.

28'

TRY Scotland!

Quickfire double for the hosts! Copy and paste on Finn Russell in the Match Centre, the magician once more creating the platform from which Scotland grab a third try. his initial break finds the stampeding Grant Gilchrist who has the foresight to make sure the ball goes backwards in contact and, after a Chris Harris dart for the line, the ball comes back again and the irrepressible Darcy Graham is on hand to contort his way over. No conversion this time but Scotland now lead by more than a score at 19-8.

24'

TRY Scotland!

It doesn’t take long for Scotland to take full advantage of the man extra! Argentina are already whistled for slowing the ball down at a ruck and, with the knowledge of that penalty to come, Finn Russell squirms out of a tackle to offload in a similar manner to the opening try, this time to Duhan van der Merwe who juggles the ball a couple of times before safely grounding. Conversion slotted from Russell, Scotland 14-8 to the good.

23'

Kremer red card for Argentina

Karl Dickson wants a closer look at a nasty clear-out of Scotland’s captain Jamie Ritchie. The aggressor is Marcos Kremer and he’s just flagrantly come in with a forearm to Ritchie’s head. Red card duly given.

21'

Argentine defence resolute

If that’s 10 phases, it’s 20, but Scotland cannot break down the visitors’ superb, dogged defence and eventually Pablo Matera, the No 8, nabs the ball and allows his team to clear. Water carriers and physios pile on as players take a moment to recover.

16'

Pumas back ahead

Scotland’s lead doesn’t last long, Argentina forcing a 5m scrum, from which point a scrappy ball finds its way into the arms of the magnificently named Jeronimo de la Fuente, who darts over. Boffelli’s tough conversion from the touchline is missed. 8-7 to Argentina after around a quarter of this one.

11'

TRY Scotland!

Oh wow. Finn Russell at it once more, timing his moment perfectly to release Sione Tuipulotu with a sumptuous offload before the centre wriggles and jinks his way to the line for a first Scotland try! Russell converts, Scotland lead 7-3.

10'

Hogg goes close

After kicking to touch, Russell feeds his full-back who just about escapes the clutches of the opposition defence but runs out of luck with a hopeful out-the-back pass that goes into touch. Scotland starting to purr.

8'

First Scottish foray

An early insight into how Scotland are wanting to play as, from a scrum won off the back of a held up maul, Stuart Hogg feeds Darcy Graham who motors his way up to Argentina’s 22. Tackler not getting out the road, penalty Scotland.

5'

Penalty Scotland

Fair amount of kick tennis as the teams feel one another out, Argentina called for an offside and Finn Russell clears up to the region of the visitors’ 22. The clever quick line-out goes awry and Argentina get a penalty from the resulting first scrum of the match. They in turn clear to halfway.

2'

Los Pumas in early lead

The metronome himself, Emiliano Boffelli, lands the first points of the game with ease. Argentina are 3-0 up after a couple of minutes.

15:02

Kick-off incoming

A little under 10 minutes until the final match of the 2022 Autumn Nations Series, and it’s against some familiar opposition. This will be the fourth iteration of Scotland v Argentina in 2022, with the visitors currently enjoying a 2-1 lead in the calendar year tally. A chance, then, for Scotland to redress the balance this afternoon.

14:50

Warm-up underway

1'

Kick-off

And we’re off! The final international game of the year – settle down as Scotland and Argentina treat you to an afternoon of high-class rugby at BT Murrayfield!

Santiago Carreras launches the ball into the setting sky, it’s safely caught by Darcy Graham, but immediately referee Karl Dickson spots Jonny Gray entering from the first ruck illegally.

14:45

Match Day Music

Musician Jodie Knight gets ready to perform in bowl ahead of kick-off.

14:40

Coin Toss Complete

14:15

Argentina are in the house

14:10

Racing Scotland players

Fans take on Nick Haining at the Peter Vardy Driving Simulator in the West Fan Village.

14:00

The Scotland team have arrived at BT Murrayfield

13:30

Match Ball Delivery

Today’s match ball delivery will be presented by Lee Jones…

13:00

Fans are arriving!

It’s amazing to see so many of you at BT Murrayfield already!

Make sure to get along early and soak in the atmosphere for the very last time this year!

12:30

Official Scottish Rugby Podcast

Ahead of today’s final Autumn Nation Series fixture we are delighted to be joined by Scotland Internationalists Zander Fagerson and Pierre Shoeman.

 

11:30

Spyres

Scottish Rugby’s Scotland’s Playlist initiative gives musicians and bands the opportunity to play at BT Murrayfield, while giving fans great entertainment before and after the game.

Today it’s the turn of Glasgow-based band, Spyres. They have performed live at a number of major festivals, including TRNSMT, Neighbourhood, Live At Leeds and a headline slot on the ‘This Feeling’ stage at Isle Of Wight Festival.

Come along and see them on the North Stage pre-match, and again after the game.

12:00

West Fan Village Open in 15 minutes

Get yourself along to the west fan village before kick-off and enjoy the atmosphere!

With over 45 food units all around the stadium serving a huge variety you’ve got plenty of options for lunch. There are several small artisan producers including Bonnie Burrito, well known in the city for offering Mexican food with a distinctively Scottish Twist, Leon Milne’s locally sourced venison burger, Rory Mackay’s home-roasted stovies from Stronmagachan, Karl Falconer’s homebred pork hog roast from Beauly.

In addition, we have traditional burgers, fish & chips, woodfired pizza and Asian flavours also available around the stadium. If you’re looking for a warm drink, bean to cup coffee is served in the stadium.

10:30

Watch around the globe

Here are the kick-off times for today’s game wherever you are in the world – watch live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

10:00

Coming to BT Murrayfield?

Here is everything you need to know if you’re coming to BT Murrayfield today.

9:30

Your Scotland Team

Here is a reminder of your Scotland team to face the Argentina at BT Murrayfield this afternoon.

9:00

Scotland v Argentina today!

Hello and welcome along to our live match centre for Scotland v Argentina at BT Murrayfield.

Join us this morning for all the build-up to the final game in the 2022 Autumn Nation Series and then during the match we’ll have in-game updates and stats.

Kick-off is at 3.15pm GMT.

80:00 Second Half End

87:24

Sanchez

86:32

Ruiz

81:22

Tuipulotu

78:04

Russell

76:55

Graham

76:26

Bazan Velez
Bertranou

74:21

Young
Gilchrist

74:11

Russell

73:23

Hogg

72:31

Gallo
Isa

70:57

Kinghorn
van der Merwe

69:00

Russell

67:49

Redpath

65:46

Walker
Fagerson

65:45

Bhatti
Schoeman

63:47

Montoya
Ruiz

62:10

Gallo
Ritchie
Delguy
Tetaz Chaparro

60:28

Redpath
Harris

60:27

Moroni
Lavanini

60:26

Sanchez
Carreras

57:56

Christie
Dempsey

57:55

Turner
Brown

56:34

Medrano
Bello

55:49

Russell

54:43

Tuipulotu

52:45

White
Price

52:37

Boffelli

51:37

Boffelli

50:12

Paulos
de la Fuente

49:23

Lavanini

48:41

Alemanno

41:04

Graham

40:00 First Half End

39:22

Boffelli

38:05

Alemanno

27:13

Graham

24:55

Russell

23:31

van der Merwe

21:57

Kremer

15:01

de la Fuente

11:16

Russell

10:23

Tuipulotu

01:25

Boffelli

Kick-off 3:15 pm

tries

8

conversion goals

6

penalty goals

0

kick success

18

possession

54

tackles

132

scrums won

7

lineouts won

12

clean breaks

10

turnovers conceded

13

yellow cards

2

red cards

0

tries

4

conversion goals

3

penalty goals

1

kick success

29

possession

46

tackles

146

scrums won

5

lineouts won

10

clean breaks

6

turnovers conceded

11

yellow cards

3

red cards

1

Scotland Men

Argentina