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  • Tuculet, Ortega Desio,
    Penalty goals: Sanchez (2),
    Drop goals: Sanchez,
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  • Pyrgos, Hogg,
    Penalty goals: Weir (3),
    Conversions: Weir,
  • International Match
  • 20th Jun 2014
  • KO 20:10
  • Att: 22,000

Grant Gilchrist hails Scotland for performance in win over Argentina

Last updated: 21st June 2014  

Grant Gilchrist hails Scotland for performance in win over Argentina

Grant Gilchrist and his Scotland team-mates celebrate victory in Cordoba

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Captain Grant Gilchrist revealed his pride after Scotland showed their resilience in a 21-19 win over Argentina in Cordoba.

The Edinburgh lock wore the captain's armband for the first time as Scotland came from behind to snatch victory when Duncan Weir booted a penalty in the closing stages.

Argentina spurned a late drop goal attempt and Gilchrist praised his colleagues for keeping the faith, making sure to single out the forward line for praise.

"It wasn't perfect but we showed a bit of character in the last 10 minutes and that is something I am really proud of," he said. "I was just saying 'keep believing in what we have been doing all week'.

"I think it was a scrum that was the turning point, we pushed them off their ball and got three points to put us within seven and then great individual play and a great score took us right back in it.

"Then we had to score again and our forwards really stepped up. I am really proud."

Scotland coach Vern Cotter believes the confidence generated by the come-from-behind triumph should stand his team in good stead for the battles still to come - they head to South Africa now to take on the Springboks next Saturday.

"There is a big difference between losing by a couple of points and winning by a couple of points," Cotter said.

"We will get confidence from this because we came back from a difficult situation. We perhaps didn't score when we could have scored but we kept at it, we kept building and constructing our play.

"We will keep our feet on the ground, we know next week is going to be harder.

"There were some every positive things in this display, though, the line out, the scrum, even launching the play off the set phase, we just need to keep the ball a bit more.

"I think we constructed and produced more play this time I am glad that we believed enough to keep the ball and come back from 19-10 and score the necessary points to come away with a win."

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