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Jamie Lyall

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  1. That's all, folks

    FT: Scotland 54-17

    So, a fine afternoon for Scotland, who run in eight tries and 33 second-half points to sink Fiji in their second autumn Test.

    A special day for hat-trick scorer Tommy Seymour, Adam Hastings, who scored his first Scotland try, and Sam Skinner, who was named man of the match on his debut. Some cracking individual performances in a very impressive second-half showing.

    Next up, South Africa in seven days' time. Another step up for Gregor Townsend and his players.

    Join us again for that one and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Tommy Seymour
    Image caption: Tommy Seymour scored three tries
  2. 'When the challenge gets bigger, we get better'

    FT: Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    Gregor Townsend says Scotland will need to be better again next week, when the mighty Springboks roll into town.

    "South Africa are a better team than Fiji, they play Rugby Championship, in the top five-six in the world and came close to doing the double over New Zealand [this summer]," he said.

    "They bring different threats, they’re playing a traditional South African game which is very strong ball-carriers, huge set-piece, excellent defence, and they have players dotted around their team who can score tries out of nothing, like we saw when they took on New Zealand.

    "We have to rise to that challenge of playing one of the best teams in the world but I believe this squad can do that. They’ve shown in the last couple of seasons that when the challenge gets bigger, we get better."

  3. Skinner 'suits' Scottish plan

    FT: Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    More from Gregor Townsend on the performance of debutant man-of-the-match Sam Skinner.

    "He did very well. The game he plays for his club and the type of player he is suits what we want to do – a decision-maker, someone that is fit, with skills that can move the ball, can carry and get around the park," Townsend added.

    "Jamie Ritchie was outstanding in the back-row. A lot of work went into that performance – a lot of big tackles put in on very big men, we did manage to get a few of their off-loads back on our side. Overall I was pleased with what we did defensively."

  4. 'To stick to what we felt would work was pleasing'

    FT: Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend on BBC Radio Scotland: "Obviously delighted. Fiji were always going to be a tough opponent and we saw they could score from anywhere. We stuck to our task, got a grip of the game and then they came back into the game and were leading.

    "To stick to what we felt was going to work was pleasing and the players built throughout the game, either through our defensive performance, where we kept them to zero points in the second half, or through our set-piece, where we mauled and scrummaged really well, and also through our phase play.

    "The scoreboard is a marker of how the game’s going but I felt we had the upper hand in the first half. We played a lot of rugby on their line and got two yellow cards [for Fiji] and a try disallowed that I cant believe was disallowed. But Fiji did get two tries and were leading.

    "That sometimes, the players will question that, what are we doing, is it working because we're not winning but the pressure ended up telling. We kept on with that detailed approach around the set-piece which narrowed up the Fiji defence in the second half and allowed guys like Tommy Seymour and others to score tries."

    Gregor Townsend
  5. 'Soft tries' a worry for Scotland

    FT: Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: I bet Matt Taylor, the defence coach, will be the most disappointed guy, purely because of the way Scotland conceded their two tries. At international level, they're soft scores. You've got to find away to get on to the legs of big men in your tackle technique.South Africa are all big men.
  6. Skinner posts fine debut stats

    FT: Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    Not a bad afternoon's work for Sam Skinner, man of the match on his Scotland debut.

    Sam Skinner stats
  7. 'We weren't perfect early on'

    FT: Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    Scotland centre Alex Dunbar on BBC Radio Scotland: "We knew they'd come at us early on, they're big boys, they hit hard, we weren't perfect early on but we wore them down and the subs made a great impact.

    "We spoke about how they feed off turnovers and we made mistakes and they got tries. We spoke about tightening up and doing our basics better at half-time.

    "South Africa next week will be a huge test. They're going well and they're a big, physical team. We'll take the positives from this and build on it."

    Alex Dunbar
  8. Scotland's highest points tally since 2007

    FT: Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    I make that Scotland's highest points haul since the World Cup of 2007, when Frank Haden's men racked up 56 in a pool win over Portugal.

    Scotland players celebrate
  9. 'We put on a show today'

    FT: Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw on BBC TV: "It was awesome to be back, it's an incredible place to play rugby. The boys put on a show today.

    "We knew it was going to be a tough test and to bounce back in international rugby is important. We need to build on this again for sure, but we've scored 54 points against a very good team and we need to recover and come back next week.

    Greig Laidlaw
  10. 'I feel very fortunate'

    FT: Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    Scotland debutant and man of the match Sam Skinner on BBC TV: "I feel very fortunate to be part of the whole thing. Huge effort from the boys to get the win.

    "International rugby feels a lot quicker than the English Premiership. Fiji have awesome individuals and played at a high tempo.

    "I enjoy the roles in the line-outs in the second-row but you get a bit more freedom in the back-row, so it was nice to get the opportunity to play there."

    Sam Skinner
  11. Full-time Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    An excellent victory for Scotland in their second autumn Test. They've blown away a very dangerous Fijian side in considerable style. Gregor Townsend's man racked up 33 points in a dominant second half, scoring eight tries and six conversions in total.

    Tommy Seymour ran in three of them as he climbed to fourth in the all-time Scottish try-scorer chart.

    Allan Dell, Fraser Brown, Sean Maitland, Jamie Ritchie and Adam Hastings also crossed.

    After their wastefulness and frustration in Cardiff last week, this will be a welcome tonic.

    Tommy Seymour
    Image caption: Tommy Seymour scored three tries
  12. Converted try Scotland 54-17 Fiji

    Finn Russell

    Finn Russell slots a brilliant conversion with the final act of the game. A wonderful second-half display from Scotland.

  13. Try Scotland 52-17 Fiji

    Adam Hastings

    That. Was. Delicious.

    Adam Hastings puts Finn Russell through a gap with a beautifully disguised pop pass. He chases his team-mate down and gets a run-in when Russell draws the last man.

    Hastings scoring a try at Murrayfield. Sound familiar?

  14. Watch: Scotland's Seymour completes hat-trick

    Scotland 47-17 Fiji

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  15. Converted try Scotland 47-17 Fiji

    Finn Russell

    Finn Russell chips over the conversion from under the posts.

  16. Try Scotland 45-17 Fiji

    Jamie Ritchie

    The Edinburgh flanker Jamie Ritchie caps a stupendous display with a try. It's Scotland's seventh of the afternoon.

    The open-side burrows over and grounds the ball against the base of the post from a yard or so out after more punishing close-quarter work from the hosts.

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  17. Sizzling Scotland go again

    Scotland 40-17 Fiji

    Scotland have used the grubber kick to great effect today. Another probing effort sends Niki Goneva scampering back, and he spills the ball in the face of three Scottish chasers.

    It's a scrum to the hosts inside the Fijian 22.

  18. Russell AND Hastings in the same backline

    Scotland 40-17 Fiji

    This should be exciting. Adam Hastings replaces Pete Horne. That means the Glasgow man will line up outside Russell - or possibly the other way around - in the Scottish backline.

    Talk about razzle-dazzle...

  19. Steam train Strauss

    Scotland 40-17 Fiji

    Josh Strauss shows Scotland exactly what they've been missing by thundering through two tacklers on a monstrous carry into the 22.

    It all gets a bit loose after that, with some juggles and a couple of crunching hits. Fiji slow it down well and get over the ball to win a penalty.