Canada 10-48 Scotland
|Summer season tour: Canada v Scotland|
|Canada (3) 10|
|Attempt: Penalty strive Pen: O’Leary|
|Scotland (15) 48|
|Tries: McGuigan, Jackson, Turner 3, Bradbury, Carmichael Cons: Hidalgo-Clyne 3, Kinghorn 3 Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne|
George Turner scored a hat-trick of tries as Scotland opened their summer season tour with victory over Canada.
Byron McGuigan and Ruaridh Jackson touched down within the first half.
Turner went over early within the second interval and Adam Hastings made his Scotland debut off the bench earlier than Canada bought a penalty strive.
Magnus Bradbury’s rating was adopted by two extra from Turner and Lewis Carmichael ran by means of for the ultimate strive late on.
The Scots play america in Houston subsequent Sunday earlier than ending their tour in opposition to Argentina in Resistencia the next Saturday.
The Commonwealth Stadium, house of the Edmonton Eskimos soccer group, has had extra thunderous evenings. The sparse crowd within the 60,000-seater stadium lent the event a barely odd air, however Scotland had a job to do, environment or no environment. This was not a marquee Check match, but it surely was an essential one for Gregor Townsend in his mission to deepen his participant pool.
It started promisingly with Scotland asking questions of Canada from the get-go and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne popping over a penalty when that defence bought confused. These three factors have been the primary of the scrum-half’s worldwide profession.
And it bought higher quickly after when James Lang on his debut re-gathered his personal free move and flung it broad to McGuigan, who made mild work of ending it off within the left nook. Hidalgo-Clyne missed the conversion, however the early indicators have been good.
Canada had received solely 4 of their earlier 20 Exams and had misplaced to Uruguay 3 times, USA twice and Brazil as soon as. USA, Fiji and Georgia all put 50 factors on them up to now yr. That is the sort of territory you thought Scotland have been heading for as soon as McGuigan scored.
The factors mountain would come later however for a spell the sport went flat and Scotland’s error depend mounted. Shane O’Leary made it 8-Three with the boot. Canada misplaced their loosehead, Noah Barker, to the bin for a harmful sort out on Allan Dell, focusing on his proper leg, however Scotland went pointless in these 10 minutes. Jackson thought he had scored however was performed for a double motion.
Scotland’s efficiency referred to as out for a extra direct method, a tighter, forward-dominated effort that drove by means of the center of the Canadians. What was apparent from early on was the effectiveness of their maul – and that was how Scotland kicked on to win this comfortably. They tormented the Canadians from shut vary.
Simply after the half-hour, Canada spilled it in a daft exit play from their very own 22. Scotland bought a lineout and mauled it 15 metres. Turner, on for the unfortunate Fraser Brown who exited with a rib damage, fed Hidalgo-Clyne who shipped it on to Jackson. Easy. The scrum-half added the conversion for a 15-Three lead.
Two minutes after the break, one other lineout maul and one other strive for the Scots, Turner getting on the tip of it this time. Hidalgo-Clyne’s conversion gave Scotland the idea to motor on and construct their margin.
The alternative occurred. Hastings – son of former Scotland captain Gavin – got here on and performed properly. Scotland have been pushed again and pinned inside their very own 22 within the early minutes of his involvement, although. Jackson was performed for a deliberate knock on as Canada tried to take advantage of area out broad and a penalty strive was given, together with a yellow card for the fly-half.
At 22-10, Scotland wanted a nudge to wake themselves up. It got here when Ben Toolis wolfed up a free ball and carried his group ahead. Blair Kinghorn was in help and took Scotland to the road. When it got here again out, the wonderful Dave Denton carried successfully but once more and the area opened up for Bradbury to attain his first strive for Scotland.
Kinghorn transformed to make it a 19-point sport and that stretched out to 24 factors when one other devastating Scottish maul rolled straight and true and throughout the Canadian line. As soon as once more it was Turner on the tip of it.
The hooker had the night time of his life behind that maul. It was a wrecking ball weapon for the Scots they usually poured on the distress when returning to Canada’s 22 and launching one other pushed maul. Turner – who else? – bought the landing for his hat-trick, the primary for a Scot since Ally Hogg bought three in opposition to Romania in 2007.
Kinghorn made it 41-10 with the conversion and Carmichael, on his debut, raced away off a move from Bradbury to get Scotland’s seventh of the night time. Kinghorn’s extras made it 48-10.
A lovely second half and a optimistic starting to Scotland’s summer season trek.
Canada: Parfrey, Hassler, Fraser, Blevins, Van der Merwe, O’Leary, Mack; Barker, Barkwill, Ilnicki, Ciulini, Olmstead, Rumball, Heaton, Campbell.
Replacements: Howard, Sears-Duru, Keith, Keys, Dobravsky, Ferguson, Davis, Sauder.
Scotland: Kinghorn, L Jones, Harris, Lang, McGuigan, Jackson, Hidalgo-Clyne; Dell, Brown, Berghan, Toolis, Gilchrist, Bradbury, Ritchie, Denton.
Replacements: Turner, Bhattie, McCallum, Hamilton, Worth, Hastings, Bennett.