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Adam Hastings was praised by Scotland coach Gregor Townsend

Stuart McInally relished moving into the captaincy function as Scotland wrapped up their summer season tour with a file victory over Argentina in Resistencia.

Gregor Townsend’s males thumped the Pumas 44-15, racking up six tries.

McInally, who missed out towards Canada and United States by way of damage, was one in all eight modifications made following the shock 30-29 defeat in Houston.

“We’ve got a lot management within the squad that I needn’t fear about doing every little thing myself,” he mentioned.

“I used to be simply the fortunate one who bought to guide us out. I beloved it.

“I wakened this morning and I nearly forgot I used to be captain. I’ve had a lot assist this week and it was simply straightforward for me to go on to the pitch and say the previous couple of phrases.”

Scrum-half George Horne scored the primary of his two tries with barely a minute gone and the Scots added 4 extra earlier than half-time.

Blair Kinghorn, Stuart McInally, Magnus Bradbury and Horne once more capitalised on dismal defence because the Scots led 36-3.

The Pumas rallied with tries for Tomas Lezana and Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, however Dougie Fife crossed for Scotland.

“The primary half, we did every little thing we spoke about and we had been correct and quite a lot of our assault and our defence was a step up from what it was final week,” McInally mentioned.

“It was about going again to fundamentals and to what we all know we do rather well, which is be correct, play with tempo and be bodily in defence.

“Probably the most pleasing factor was that we went out and did what we mentioned we had been going to do in the course of the week.

“We executed the sport plan and we knew the place the areas had been going to be.

“We did not categorical ourselves sufficient final week.”

Stuart Hogg and Stuart McInally celebrated the win over Argentina

Townsend was stuffed with reward for younger half-backs Horne and Adam Hastings.

“There was a couple of 140-cap distinction between the 2 units of half backs and they’re high quality gamers within the Argentine staff: [Martin] Landajo and [Nicolas]Sanchez, I really like watching them play,” he mentioned.

“That was an enormous problem for our guys on their second begins for Scotland, however they performed with a lot positivity, they went for gaps they knew had been there, in order that exhibits they had been assured, they thrived in that surroundings. It was actually encouraging for the longer term.

“Adam is a assured man. He clearly didn’t have an excellent expertise final week, although there have been some good issues, plenty of good issues.

“It was nice to see him put that behind him. All our staff had been very set about enjoying, particularly once we turned up and the group was already in place.”

BBC Sport – Rugby Union
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