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Scotland build momentum ahead of World Cup

Scotland build momentum ahead of World Cup

Scotland ran in six tries including three in the second half as they capped of their World Cup warm-ups with a 36-9 victory over Georgia in Edinburgh.

After a tight first half where Scotland 10-9 at the break, they were able to pull clear in the second period to complete the double over the Georgians.

Ali Price had got the Scots going early on, finishing after great work by Blair Kinghorn and Darcy Graham in the build-up, the latter would both go on to score.

Kinghorn was next over, collecting Graham’s little pass inside although he went off soon after with an injury and did not return.

Despite having the better of the first half, the Scots led by just a point, but they stretched that lead early in the second.

Sam Johnson was the man to cross, strolling over after the forwards had done the grunt work close to the line.

That seemed to be the telling blow with Georgia unable to find a way through a stubborn Scottish defence.

And with 12 minutes to go, the Scots finally broke the dam, Graham showing his pace as he raced over on the left when there seemed to be no space to do so.

He was followed by George Horne a minute later, the scrum-half spotting a gap and pinning his ears back before his brother ran in the sixth a few minutes later.

That sealed a comprehensive success for Gregor Townsend’s side, who will now head to Japan full of confidence ahead of their opener against Ireland.

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