EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Argentina ran into a dark blue wall as Scotland took its few chances to finish their rugby test on top 14-9 at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Argentina had more ball and territory, conceded less penalties, won all of its set-pieces and stole some of Scotland's, but couldn't finish the last pass in a match it should have won, and comfortably.
Making all the play, the Pumas however committed 18 turnovers, many of them knock-ons and spills when they had Scotland at their mercy.
Also not helpful was flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez's radar was off, as he landed only three of seven goalkicks, missing 12 points.
Scotland led 6-3 at halftime, and 9-6 up after more than an hour — still against the run of play — when it scored the only, and decisive, try.
With Scotland playing ruck ball, Argentina flowed wide, and Stuart Hogg was quick to notice. At Hogg's urging, Greig Laidlaw switched play to the short side, Hogg committed the last defender and gave right wing Sean Maitland a run to the corner untouched.
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