Scotland

Player ratings: Steamrolled

Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:03
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Did not have an answer to the Bok's intensity

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The Scots have been brought crashing down after winning three games on tour by a powerful, young Springbok team.
 
The Scots could only get two penalties onto the board as the Boks ran eight tries past the hapless tourists.
 
Although the scoreboard says it was an absolute hammering, the Scots were pretty brave in their defence and their tackling
 
Tackling became the bread and butter of the Scots' gameplan, but the forwards did contribute with some solid carrying when the ball became a bit loose.
 
The Scots will go back to the drawing board with an eye on the World Cup where they will face the Boks again.
 
Darryn Pollock rates the Thistles:
 
15 Stuart Hogg:
Tried to inject some pace and urgency and even became a bit of a playmaker later on in the game.
6/10
 
14 Sean Maitland:
Very little to do when the Boks had the ball but got in a few runs as the ball got spread out wide.
5/10
 
13 Nick De Luca:
Got his hands on the ball a few times as he looked to make some metres.
6/10
 
12 Peter Horne:
Was happy to keep the ball moving with his passes but missed a few too many tackles.
5/10
 
11 Tommy Seymour:
Good feet and made metres, the busiest out of the Scottish backs but poor on defence only making one tackle.
7/10
 
10 Duncan Weir:
Had Serfontein running at him all day and slipped a few tackles but really tried hard to get his backs going.
5/10
 
9 Henry Pyrgos:
Lively performance, tried to get the ball moving by running from the base but was under a lot of pressure from the Bok forwards.
6/10
 
8 Adam Ashe:
A lot of talk about the youngster but he did not stamp any authority on game at all.
4/10
 
7 Chris Fusaro:
All he could contribute was a couple tackles.
4/10
 
6 Robert Harley:
A huge defensive effort, busy in the rucks and was a real warrior making 15 tackles.
8/10
 
5 Grant Gilchrist (captain):
Joined his second row partner in making plenty carries.
5/10
 
4 Tim Swinson:
Made most of the ball carries he got as he looked to get his team some momentum.
5/10
 
3 Geoff Cross:
Contributed where he could, but relatively quiet from the experienced man.
4/10
 
2 Ross Ford:
Gave away a silly penalty to start but made plenty of tackles and put all he had into the game.
6/10
 
1 Alasdair Dickinson:
Worked hard in the rucks and put some pressure on the scrum.
5/10
 
Replacements:
 
16 Kevin Bryce: (on for Ford, 60 min)
Came on and looked to run the ball up but did not do his share in defence.
5/10
 
17 Moray Low: (on for Dickinson, 79 min)
Not enough time to be rated.
 
18 Euan Murray: (on for Cross, 50 min)
Quiet game from a class player.
4/10
 
19 Jonny Gray: (on for Swinson, 60 min)
Kept the ball alive with his ball carrying and got across the gainline a few times.
5/10
 
20 Tyrone Holmes: (on for Fusaro, 49 min)
Came on and made more tackles than the man he replaced.
6/10
 
21 Grayson Hart: (on for Pyrgos, 76 min)
Not enough time to be rated.
 
22 Dougie Fife: (on for Maitalnd, 53 min)
Did not see much of the ball even with an extended tun.
4/10
 
23 Peter Murchie: (on for Hogg, 71 min)
Not enough time to be rated.
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