SCOTLAND WIN OVER SAMOA

Scotland recorded a narrow win over Samoa in the rugby union. The hard-fought victory builds on the triumph over South Africa last weekend.

The physical Samoans scored the first try through Kahn Fotualii after quick thinking by George Pisi but Andy Robinson’s men responded strongly.

Dan Parks’ boot kept Scotland on top and Nikki Walker ran in a try before Jackson scored his late winning kick. Parks’ penalty in the third minute got the scoreboard moving, his 41st in Test matches dispatched with a familiar wallop from his right foot.

That helped to settle the home side at a bitterly cold Pittodrie against the Samoans, five places behind the sixth-placed Scots in the IRB rankings.

The emphasis in the build-up to this final autumn Test was one of caution and determination, head coach Andy Robinson constantly urging his players to forget about last week’s win over world champions South Africa and to focus instead on building consistency.

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