RWC 2019: Debrief as Scots defeat Russia to set-up massive Japan clash

Job done for Scotland.

They needed five points from this game against Russia and they got them with ease, the fourth try coming just after half-time before they went on to triumph 61-0.

With 14 changes to the starting team players like George Turner, George Horne, Adam Hastings and Blair Kinghorn will have done their chances of being involved in the matchday 23 against Japan on Sunday in the big Pool A finale no harm at all.

It was Horne who led the way with three tries and, with his brother Pete, also playing it was a proud day for the family.

And for Hastings he followed in family footsteps laid by father Gavin and uncle Scott to score 26 points.

Perhaps most importantly for Scotland they did not suffer any injuries on the face of it and that is key given that they now have a quick turnaround before the final pool game.

The Scots took the lead in the 14th minute when Hastings glided through to score a try which he converted.

Five minutes later he was at it again and in the 23rd minute it was 21-0 when, after a lineout on the Russians line, Horne intercepted to score.

A great break by Darcy Graham set-up Scotland for the fourth try in the 44th minute, Horne scoring it.

George Turner, Tommy Seymour Horne again, captain for the night John Barclay and replacement and tour captain Stuart McInally scored further tries.

Main photo by David Gibson/Fotosport

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