Scotland v Georgia - the story of the match

Scotland v Georgia - the story of the match

Scotland ran in six tries as they rounded off their autumn series with a crushing 43-16 win over Georgia at Rugby Park.

In their last match before kicking-off their RBS 6 Nations campaign at home to Ireland on February 4, the Scots were keen to use the clash in Kilmarnock to build confidence.

And there was more than a hit of swagger to their stride as Stuart Hogg helped himself to a brace on top of a penalty try and additional scores from Tommy Seymour, Sean Maitland and Hamish Watson, leaving Georgia scrum-half Vasil Lobzhanidze's double to count for nothing.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"Dominant performance by @Scotlandteam today - only concern is number of turnovers but that's being picky. Now to kick on... #SCOvGEO" - Former Scotland skipper David Sole (@davidsole678)

STAR MAN

HAMISH WATSON - Capped off a busy day's work around the breakdown by crashing through three tackles to score his first try for Scotland.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Stuart Hogg's effort late in the first half was the pick of Scotland's tries as his sublime piece of invention, lobbing the ball over the on-rushing Georgians, set him up to race home for the simplest of touchdowns.

DATA POINT

Scotland claimed a six-try haul for the first time since beating Italy at Murrayfield in the build up to last year's World Cup

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Scotland v Ireland, RBS 6 Nations (Saturday, February 4).


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