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Scotland A give Robinson fine win

Scott Lawson
Lawson scored two tries in an easy victory for Scotland in Romania

Andy Robinson described his Scotland A side's 49-7 win over Russia in Bucharest as a "composed performance".

Although Robinson had led the A team while coach of Edinburgh, it was his first in charge of the side since being appointed coach of the senior team.

Rob Dewey, Jim Thompson, Alastair Kellock, Scott Lawson, Chris Cusiter and Ben Cairns all touched down for tries in the IRB Nations Cup tie.

The Scots face Uruguay next Tuesday before taking on France A on Sunday.

The Scotland players can only have enhanced their chances of being included in Robinson's squads for the autumn Tests and next season's Six Nations campaign.

They were 30-0 up at the break and added a further 19 points before Andrey Lugin grabbed a consolation try for Russia.

Thompson and Lawson scored two tries apiece in the match at the Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf.

Robinson said after the match: "Nothing is perfect but it was a solid performance, which showed a collective understanding of the game.

"I was pleased with the application and attitude shown by the players, but there is still lots to work on.

"There were some good line breaks and support play and overall we want to develop that feel in our game.

"We wanted to keep the ball moving. That is the way we want to play and that is the way I can see our game developing."

Robinson's 26-man squad contains 12 players who have been capped at senior Test level.


Scotland A: Jim Thompson (Edinburgh), Rob Dewey (Ulster), Ben Cairns (Edinburgh), Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors), Simon Webster (Edinburgh), Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), Chris Cusiter, capt (Perpignan), Kyle Traynor (Edinburgh), Scott Lawson (Gloucester), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Craig Hamilton (Edinburgh), Al Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh), Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors).
Replacements: Andrew Kelly (Edinburgh), Stuart Corsar (Doncaster Knights), James Eddie (Glasgow Warriors), Roddy Grant (Edinburgh), Rory Lawson (Gloucester), David Blair (Edinburgh), Nick De Luca (Edinburgh).



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Scots name Robinson as head coach
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