Russell inspires Scotland to easy win over Georgia


Russell inspires Scotland to easy win over Georgia

Finn Russell pulled the strings as Scotland eased to victory over Georgia in Tbilisi.

Russell created several tries while fellow British & Irish Lion Grieg Laidlaw kicked 15 points as Scotland won 44-10.

The visitors dominated the opening exchanges and Laidlaw kicked the first points of the match from to give Scotland the lead.

After another Laidlaw penalty Scotland scored the first try of the match in the 14th minute when Ben Toolis scored his first international try, Russell kicking the move off by taking the ball to the line and ghosting through a gap before Matt Fagerson and Laidlaw combined to send Toolis through.

Five minutes later Scotland added another when Rory Hutchinson scored his first Scotland try, Russell again acting as playmaker with his kick through setting up Hutchinson to score a few phases later.

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Shortly before half-time the hosts got their first points on the board when Soso Matiashvili kicked a penalty over from 25 metres out.

Russell was again at the heart of the action as Hutchinson scored once more five minutes after the break, taking the ball to the line before Blair Kinghorn freed Hutchinson to go over.

Georgia scored their first try of the match in the 57th minute when replacement Karlen Asieshvili forced his way over from close range, but Scotland responded shortly after when Russell’s grubber kick was pounced on by Darcy Graham.

With just over five minutes to go Scott Cummings added another try for the away side to seal a thoroughly convincing win.

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