Scotland 41-31 Argentina
Seymour: 'Scotland have turned a corner'
ESPN Staff
November 9, 2014
Tommy Seymour scores Scotland's fifth try in their win against Argentina © Getty Images
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Scotland winger Tommy Seymour says Saturday's win over Argentina proves his team-mates have turned a corner after their disastrous Six Nations campaign.

Seymour scored Scotland's fifth try in their first victory over Argentina at Murrayfield in 24 years and says they are starting to show signs of real improvement.

"There is a great vibe around the place," he said. "That's not to say there wasn't one last year but there were a couple of results then that we were disappointed with.

"Greig Laidlaw said a very key line in the dressing room before the game about drawing a line and moving past stuff that has happened.

"It's a huge year for us with the World Cup coming up and we just need to go out and focus on playing the type of rugby we want to produce. Saturday was one foot in the right direction."

The 41-31 triumph came just one day short of a year since Scotland last won on home soil against Japan.

Tries from Sean Maitland, Stuart Hogg and the Gray brothers, Richie and Jonny, propelled Scotland into a commanding lead before Seymour touched down late in the second half but defensive lapses took the shine off an otherwise encouraging performance.

Scotland were forced to play the final 20 minutes with 14 men after first Rob Harley and then Jim Hamilton were needlessly sin-binned.

With a clash against the All Blacks looming, Seymour knows they won't get away with the same kind of ill-discipline.

"It was great to get points on the board but we can't afford to make the mistakes we did against Argentina when the All Blacks come here.

"We have got some huge games coming up - starting with New Zealand - and we can ill-afford to shift points in the way we did on Saturday, because the likes of the All Blacks will take them far more easily and on a far more consistent basis.

"We need to be really positive about the things we did well but by the same token make sure that some of the little flaws which crept in at the end are eradicated."

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