15. Stuart Hogg – 8
A class act at the top of his game. Constantly involved and always a threat, took his try well, and rock solid in defence. Believe it or not, there’s still some clowns out there who doubt his value to the team. [Juan Cruz Mallia 7]
14. Darcy Graham – 9
A bundle of energy, lobbing hand grenades all over the park. Rewarded with a hat-trick of tries, none of which were straightforward. Is there a more effective winger in world rugby at the moment? [Bautista Delguy 6]
13. Chris Harris – 6
Graham saved his blushes early on, salvaging a try after he had burnt a golden opportunity, and he fumbled the ball in contact after a Graham-Hogg break-out later in the half, but otherwise he did what he is there to do. Nothing flash, the catalyst holding shape and space, which allows others to play, and at the same time keeping the back-door firmly shut.
[Matias Orlando 7]
12. Sione Tuipulotu – 8
Outstanding in both attack and defence. His straight running created vital momentum, and looked the ideal close-quarter bludgeon for Russell’a armoury. Great first try, showing extraordinary strength and tremendous skill, but picked up a needless yellow card in injury time. [Jeronimo de la Fuente 7]
11. Duhan van der Merwe – 8
Strong, powerful and increasingly confident throughout this Autumn series. Always looking for work, solid in defence, a threat chasing kicks, safe receiving them, and took his try well.
[Emiliano Boffelli 7]
10. Finn Russell – 9
This is Finn’s world, the rest of us just live here. Well deserved official man-of-the-match. Magic hands, a trusty boot, terrific vision, and fully exploited the surprising space Argentina afforded him. Another master-class in the art of international rugby … a month after he was not considered good enough to be in the squad. [Santiago Carreras 7]
9. Ali Price – 7
Not an easy game, but an effective link and a cool head, before being replaced by Ben White on 53 minutes. [Gonzalo Bertranou 7]
1. Pierre Schoeman – 7
Had to work hard in the early scrums, but battled his way through it, and won an important penalty close to Scotland’s line early in the second half. Carried enthusiastically (although he had one bad fumble in contact just after the half hour) and weighed in heavily to the defensive mauls. [Thomas Gallo 7]
2. Fraser Brown – 6
Lively, with a good carry during lead-up to Tuipulotu’s second try, but will be disappointed to have missed his man at three consecutive line-outs. [Julian Montoya 6]
3. Zander Fagerson – 6
His work in the loose is phenomenal, including 10 tackles and the scrum held up after a rough start. Incredibly durable but good to see up-and-coming Murphy Walker get the last 15 minutes because tight-head is a position where depth is key. [Eduardo Bello 6]
4. Jonny Gray – 7
Top tackler with 16 but otherwise a disappointing game. Penalised straight from the kick-off which gave Argentina the sort of early ‘in’ which could be very costly on another day, problems at the line-out, and fairly quiet throughout, particularly when Argentina were down to twelve men. [Matias Alemanno 5]
5. Grant Gilchrist – 6
Showed up well early doors, notably with a thundering carry in the lead-up to Graham’s first try, but disappeared just when he should have been stepping up to the plate to capitalise on both Argentinian second-rows being in the bin. [Matias Lavanini 5]
6. Matt Fagerson – 7
Underlined his importance to the squad by being just as effective at blindside as he is at No 8. Yet another big shift both sides of the ball. [Juan Martin Gonzalez 7]
7. Jamie Ritchie – 6
A born warrior but struggled to assert himself, then fell into the trap of engaging with the Argentinians in a bout of ‘hand-bags’. [Marcos Kremer 3]
8. Jack Dempsey – 6
Looked the part until he decided to play basketball, just when the Argentinians were reduced to twelve men, when it was clearly time to focus on basics and take advantage of the numerical superiority.. [Pablo Matera 7]
16. George Turner – 6
Gregor Townsend said at the team announcement that he was looking for a bench impact and this Glasgow Warrior always give his all.
17. Jamie Bhatti – 6
Announced his arrival with a thundering carry.
18. Murphy Walker – 6
Just two appearances for Glasgow Warriors (one start and one off the bench for a total of 69 minutes) before this Autumn Series. Now a capped international and needs more regular game-time at club level if its in the national interest, until such time as the pro teams wash their own faces financially.
19. Glen Young – 5
Didn’t really have a chance to impact the game in six minutes as a replacement for Gilchrist.
20. Andy Christie – 6
Replaced Jack Dempsey just before the hour mark and won a good ruck turnover.
21. Ben White – 6
Provided energy off the bench as he has done whenever asked to do so by Scotland, but could do with a few more starts.
22. Blair Kinghorn – 6
Laid on the pass that sent his pal Darcy Graham in for his hat-trick. A great utility option for this upcoming World Cup year.
23. Cameron Redpath – 6
Held up over the line once, but bounced back to score his team’s sixth try.