Gregor Townsend took ‘a lot of positives’ from Scotland A’s victory over Chile


Gregor Townsend took “numerous positives” from Scotland A’s comfy 45-5 victory over Chile in Santiago.

The Scots cruised right into a 28-0 half-time lead ahead of the hosts advanced after the damage and gave the guests extra of a check.

Townsend was once happy with the best way issues panned out the primary fit of his aspect’s South American excursion.

“We were given a actually tricky exercise,” mentioned the top trainer. “We needed to struggle in that 2nd 1/2 to stay Chile out they usually did ultimately rating a take a look at.

“We’ve were given some spaces of our recreation we all know we’ll need to paintings on extra subsequent week however there have been numerous positives. The way in which we performed within the first 1/2, the best way some younger gamers built-in into the staff, and the best way we took our alternatives was once nice to look. Our sturdy end was once additionally pleasant.

“Chile are an excellent rugby staff. They're bodily and dedicated with some excellent rugby gamers. They grew as the sport went on in order that’s an indication of a staff that’s making improvements to and finding out what is operating from them at the box.”

Edinburgh wing Damien Hoyland scored 3 of the Scots’ seven tries. “I assumed he performed actually smartly,” Townsend mentioned of the hat-trick hero. “He labored laborious. He were given at the ball a couple of occasions and he completed actually smartly. It was once a really perfect end to achieve out and rating his 3rd take a look at.”

The Scots – who arrived in Chile final Monday – are actually heading to Argentina to arrange for what's going to be a much more difficult three-Take a look at sequence towards the Pumas.

“It’s essential that we’ve had a recreation and a couple of coaching periods since we arrived right here and now we’ve were given per week’s build-up to play our first Take a look at towards Argentina,” mentioned Townsend.

“Now not everybody who performed lately will play towards Argentina however I’m so happy for our younger gamers to get that chance to come back on a Scotland excursion and educate and play for his or her nation and return subsequent season with their golf equipment with issues they need to construct on or beef up on.”