Tommy Seymour scores hat-trick as Scotland hammer Fiji

Tommy Seymour starred for Scotland
Tommy Seymour starred for Scotland

Scotland 54-17 Fiji, BT Murrayfield Stadium

Scotland ran an eight try riot including a hat-trick from Tommy Seymour as Scotland trounced Fiji with a 54-17 victory at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.

A third minute penalty kick from Ben Volavola started the proceedings for Fiji before the home side went on to claim the lead when Allan Dell prevailed from an attacking line out to score the opening try in the 12th minute.

Five minutes later Scotland doubled their tally when Fraser Brown touched down and Greig Laidlaw converted both the tries as they took the scoreline to 14-3.

Nevertheless, the visitors showed a lot of resilience as Brown's overthrown lineout was gathered by Viliame Mata to score Fiji's opening try in the 22nd minute and Semi Radradra followed the suit. With Volavola converting both, Fiji had a three point lead as the game reached half-hour mark.

Fiji though lost the plot and their indiscipline cost them the game as Tevita Cavubati was sin-binned in the 33rd minute for collapsing a maul and in the 39th minute Leone Nakarawa was yellow-carded also for the same infringement. This allowed Seymour and Sean Maitland score tries on either side of the break and Laidlaw's conversions made the scoreline 28-17.

Any chance of a Fiji comeback was put off when Seymour scored back to back tries in the 56th and 62nd minutes before James Ritchie and Adam Hastings touched down in the final five minutes to complete a resounding 54-17 victory for Scotland.

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