Scotland held on to record their first southern hemisphere series win with a 13-9 victory over Argentina in Mar del Plata’s Estadio Jose Maria Minella.
Jim Hamilton’s first international try, with a Parks conversion and penalty against 2 Contepomi penalties helped the tourists into a 10-6 half-time lead.
Martin Rodriguez potted a second half penalty to bring the Pumas to within one point, but Dan Parks replied for the Scots, the Pumas were camped on the Scotland line at the death but unable to cross and so we had the memorable win and final score of:
Argentina 9-13 Scotland
Argentina (6) 9
Pens: Contepomi 2, Rodriguez
Scotland (10) 13
Tries: Hamilton Cons: Parks Pens: Parks 2
Argentina: Rodriguez, Amorosino, Tiesi, Fernandez, Agulla, Contepomi, Figuerola, Roncero, Ledesma, Scelzo, Carizza, Albacete, Fessia, Leguizamon, Fernandez Lobbe.
Replacements: Carballo for Contepomi (63), Creevy for Ledesma (66), Ayerza for Scelzo (69), Guzman for Leguizamon (46).
Not Used: Campos, Vergallo, Borges.
Sin Bin: Roncero (36).
Scotland: Southwell, Lamont, Evans, Morrison, Danielli, Parks, R. Lawson, Jacobsen, Ford, Low, Hamilton, Kellock, Brown, Barclay, Beattie.
Replacements: De Luca for Evans (69), Blair for R. Lawson (67), Dickinson for Jacobsen (60), S. Lawson for Ford (66), MacLeod for Kellock (68), Strokosch for Beattie (60).
Not Used: Godman.