KOBE – Scotland revived their Rugby World Cup campaign with a 34-0 victory over Samoa on Monday.
The Scots scored four tries in a much-improved performance to secure a bonus point that could prove crucial in a tight Pool A.
Japan’s stunning upset of Ireland on Saturday shattered the expected permutations of the pool and the Scots knew they needed to get a big win on the board after their dismal defeat to the Irish in their opener.
MOTM | Jonny Gray is named Man of the Match following a solid shift in the Scotland shirt. 👏 pic.twitter.com/tleJPAnDFi
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) September 30, 2019
Winger Sean Maitland and scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw scored converted tries with Stuart Hogg landing a 40-metre drop goal in the first half, while two penalty tries after the break secured the all-important extra point.
Samoa winger Ed Fidow was the offender for both penalty tries and he was shown a yellow card for the first then given his marching orders after crashing into Maitland with his knees to stop the Scot getting over the line in the 74th minute.