Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Scotland beat Argentina 13-9 in Mar Del Plata in the second of the two-Test series on Saturday to take their first series win away from home for 50 years. The win followed on from their good 24-16 win in Tucuman a week earlier.
Conditions were cold and wet with the only try of the match coming from big Jim Hamilton just two minutes in. Dan Parks converted, and Scotland were on their way to what would be a historic occasion.
The hero of last week added another two penalties later in the match, and thanks to some staunch defense, Scotland were able to hold out everything that Argentina threw at them and go on to achieve another fantastic win.
"That is five games without defeat, if you include the Japan warm-up match and the Six Nations draw with England. In terms of away wins, it is three on the spin - against Ireland in Dublin and twice over Argentina. That's a pretty decent sequence, said Parks.
"Our next challenge is the All Blacks at Murrayfield in November. They will be something different altogether, a phenomenal team. The way we are going, you can never say never because we believe in what we are doing and something very special is developing here," he added.
Captain Alastair Kellock is now raring to go against the big guns. "If you had asked someone if we could challenge New Zealand before the tour of Argentina they would have said no. But we will be looking to continually improve and be looking to play as well as we can in every game and if we do that we can win any game.
"In saying that there is world-class opposition out there and they are only going to get stronger and stronger. But it doesn't get any better than this at the moment. This is a real high point in my international career the highest ever," he said.
Below are just a few highlights from what was a low scoring match.
Dan Parks and Scotland beat Argentina in Tucuman