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Murrayfield, SCOTLAND – November 1, 2021: 6.15pm (espn.com): Kyle Steyn scored 4 tries as Scotland ran riot in opposition to a feeble Tonga aspect to win 60-14 at Murrayfield on Saturday within the opening take a look at of the Autumn internationals.

Scotland scored six tries within the first half to go 36-9 and added 4 extra after the break in a complete efficiency forward of more durable assessments in opposition to Australia and South Africa.

Rufus McLean scored the primary two tries on his debut and there was additionally a attempt for an additional newcomer, loosehead prop Pierre Schoeman.

George Turner, Nick Haining and Oli Kebble added three extra second-half scores with Blair Kinghorn kicking three conversions and his substitute Ross Thompson including two extra.

Rufus McLean steps his way to scoring Scotland’s first try at Murrayfield on Saturday. Photo: The Guardian

Tonga, whose have been lacking 9 gamers and had solely 4 coaching periods after a chaotic build-up to their northern hemisphere tour, replied with a second-half attempt from prop David Lolohea and three penalties from Jaime Faiva.

McLean confirmed fast pondering and a clear pair of heels as he scored twice within the opening quarter-hour earlier than Steyn’s tempo was additionally on show with a 3 tries 17 minutes in solely his second worldwide. His fourth attempt was the final of the sport.

Scotland, whose complete squad was drawn from the Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors groups, took benefit of a disjointed Tonga aspect, who have been patently in need of match health.

Schoeman used his power to push over from near the road for his try to all three second-half tries got here from the forwards after the backs had dominated the opening 40 minutes.

Tonga, who play England at Twickenham subsequent weekend, additionally drove over for his or her attempt, however they have been hardly ever within the hosts’ half of the pitch.

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