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Argentina v Scotland as it happened

Sean Lamont bursts through the Argentine defence

Live Video: Argentina v Scotland

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By Keir Murray

2148: Thanks very much for joining us here at BBC Scotland this evening. Hope you enjoy the online highlights and follow the build-up to next week's second Test here on the website.

My Sport
TigersFan on My Sport: "Congratulations Scotland, not a pretty game but at least you beat a southern hemisphere team."

2143: If you would like to re-live this historic win for Scotland, we'll have highlights available later this evening on the website.

2139: It's the first time Argentina have ever been beaten in Tucuman. What a tremendous effort by the Scotland players. Andy Robinson will be a proud man.

"That's one of the best ever performances by Scotland away from home." The assessment of BBC Scotland summariser Andy Nicol

Full time
Argentina 16-24 Scotland

What a night for Dan Parks, as he takes his tally to 24 points.

PENALTY: Argentina 16-24 Scotland

2132: Would you believe it? Another penalty for Scotland! Argentina really have themselves to blame.

Contepomi makes no mistake with the penalty, but he looks unhappy. He knows his side are facing defeat.

PENALTY: Argentina 16-21 Scotland

2130: Lalanne, the Argentine fly-half, is stretchered off. Here comes Felipe Contepomi with the penalty...

2128: Uh-oh. This might be their first, as the Pumas are awarded a penalty, Al Strokosch making a tackle on a player whose feet were off the ground.

A clever drop-goal by Parks means the hosts need two scores to win this match.

DROP-GOAL: Argentina 13-21 Scotland

2124: Max Evans races on to a Dan Parks threaded pass but the Argentina defence nick in ahead of him to clear five metres out.

2123: Parks pulls it to the right from a whopping 55 metres. Five out of eight on the night for the Scotland number 10.

2121: Eight minutes left in Tucuman as Scotland win another penalty, Felipe Contepomi looking increasingly frustrated. Dan Parks lines it up, another long one.

2120: Is it just me, or does this make you think of those late defeats in the Six Nations? Have Scotland learned their lesson? Can they keep their discipline and concentration?

Dan Parks, cool as you like, scores a penalty with a kick from about 45 metres.

PENALTY: Argentina 13-18 Scotland

2116: This would be a terrific result if Scotland can hang on. I thought the tour might follow a similar pattern to that of 2008, when Scotland lost the first Test and won the second against the odds.

2114: Making way for Blair and Strokosch were Rory Lawson and Johnnie Beattie. Moray Low is feeling the pace; he is having to receive some treatment on his hamstrings.

2110: As Mike Blair and Al Strokosch come on, Dan Parks places a kick into touch, gaining 40 metres for the Scots.

2107: But Argentina step up the pace and the intensity of their attacks. Scotland need to keep their discipline; it's vital to have all 15 players on the pitch.

Dan Parks - who else? - puts the tourists ahead with a secure boot through the posts.

PENALTY: Argentina 13-15 Scotland

My Sport
mckay1402 on My Sport: "Good positive stuff from Scotland. Need faster support and more impact at the breakdown. Looking good though. I can see them nicking this one..."

2054: Scotland charge down a drop-kick attempt by Martin Rodriguez.

2052: Dan Parks relieves some pressure on the Scots with a lengthy kick up to the Argentina 22.

2050: The second half begins, with Scotland looking lively, Johnnie Beattie making 25 yards through the middle.

2048: Scotland run out, emerging from the underground changing rooms.

2047: So what does Andy Robinson say to his players at half-time? You get the feeling that if Scotland could tighten up their passing and maybe show a bit more ambition they could win a try and get their noses ahead.

Half time
Just before the half-time whistle blows, Dan Parks delivers a splendid drop-goal to give the visitors plenty of encouragement for the second period.

DROP-GOAL: Argentina 13-12 Scotland

2033: Sean Lamont touches down right in the corner but the try is not awarded as a tackle propels his body out of the pitch and he lands on his knees in touch before he places the ball. Bad luck indeed.

Dan Parks has missed a few easy kicks but that monstrous kick was sublime. That takes guts. And Scotland follow that up with a swift attack from Nick De Luca on the left.

PENALTY: Argentina 13-9 Scotland

2028: Yet another penalty for Scotland, right on the stroke of half-time. It's a chance for Parks again.

2025: Dan Parks hoofs another penalty wide of the posts, most unlike the stand-off.

2024: The biggest winning margin between these two sides was in Scotland's favour, a 49-3 win in 1990. Of course, Scotland had a rather good side back then. Just ask England!

2023: Scotland have six minutes left in the first half to get close to the Pumas.

Well, the try is given. There were numerous camera angles of Leguizamon stretching to touch the ball down. The TMO judges that part of the ball did touch the white line and so the try is given.

TRY: Argentina 13-6 Scotland

2018: Manuel Leguizamon goes so-o-o close to scoring a try, possibly touching down on the line.

2016: Scotland are struggling to keep possession; Argentina look sharp, moving the ball about briskly.

Dan Parks gives the ball an almighty belt from inside the Scotland half and it sails through the posts. Game on!

PENALTY: Argentina 8-6 Scotland

2011: Albacete is receiving treatment for an injury so we have a delay in proceedings at the moment.

2007: Nick De Luca makes a fantastic last-gasp tackle on that man Contepomi, clipping his heel with an outstretched hand as he made for the try line.

2005: Argh. Parks clips it to the left of the posts. Argentina retain their five-point advantage.

2005: Dan Parks, making his 52nd appearance for Scotland, has a penalty attempt.

2004: Edinburgh's Nick De Luca bursts down the right but is tackled strongly. No shortage of belief in the Scots ranks, but we are now seeing why Argentina have never lost in Tucuman.

The Pumas captain Contepomi makes no mistake this time, albeit from an easier angle, as he boots the ball high and sure through the posts.

PENALTY: Argentina 8-3 Scotland

2000: Felipe Contepomi composes himself as he goes for a penalty.

Mr Dependable, Dan Parks, kicks a penalty for the Scots. What a season he has had with Glasgow Warriors and Scotland. Cardiff Blues have a treat in store when the fly-half joins them for next season.

PENALTY: Argentina 5-3 Scotland

Gonzalo Tiesi runs over the line to give the hosts an early try, Sean Lamont left with no chance of stopping the Pumas' number 13. Felipe Contepomi misses the conversion, pulling it right of the posts.

TRY: Argentina 5-0 Scotland

My Sport
Now, you'll no doubt be aware that England are playing the USA in the World Cup this evening... Well, StandfreeFM on My Sport says: "Looking forward to it. I'd rather be positive hoping Scotland win rather that watching something else hoping another team loses..." Well said.

1948: And Argentina kick off the match, three minutes late.

1945: The match is about to kick off. Here in Glasgow we are honoured to have Scotland's record caps holder and points scorer Chris Paterson in the studio.

1943: Kelly Brown was singing with gusto. That man has some voice on him. He sang Mustang Sally with big John Beattie's band and nearly broke the PA system.

1942: Bit of a false start there for Flower of Scotland, but the anthem is being belted out now.

1940: OK, here they come, led by experienced captain Felipe Contepomi.

1938: Scotland are out on the pitch, with the steep stands full of fans bedecked in sky blue and white. No sign of the hosts yet... Maybe they are running scared(!)

1936: Scotland and Argentina have played 10 times. There have never been any draws, the Scots have won only twice, meaning (if I can do my sums) Argentina have won eight matches.

1933: My colleague Jim Mason is over in Argentina for the game, soaking up the culture and the sporting frenzy as first, Diego Maradona's footballers got the country off to a winning World Cup start, and then the focus falls on the Pumas.

1931: Well, the task couldn't be too much tougher for Scotland. Tucuman is a rugby town and the Estadio Monumental Jose Fierro will have more than 32,000 fans packed in to create a fabulous atmosphere.

1930: Welcome to the live text commentary of Scotland's match against Argentina.



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see also
Argentina 16-24 Scotland
12 Jun 10 |  Scottish
Tough test for Scots against Pumas
11 Jun 10 |  Scottish
Lawson earns start for Scotland
10 Jun 10 |  Scottish
John Barclay's view
08 Jun 10 |  Scottish
Scotland A 21-22 Georgia
11 Jun 10 |  Scottish


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