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Player ratings: Brave hearts

Scotland relinquished a one-point half-time lead but fought back valiantly, as the rain began to fall from the skies, to regain the lead with six minutes remaining in the contest. However, ill-discipline three minutes later saw their hopes of victory fade away.

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It was a case of so near, yet so far, as the final Northern Hemisphere side was knocked out of the tournament.

Tauriq Ebrahim rates the Scottish players!

15 Stuart Hogg

One of those games where he popped up on a few occasions, then seemed to have disappeared.

6/10

14 Sean Maitland

Some nice carries and solid work in defence but his yellow card cost his team some important points.

5/10

13 Mark Bennett

Ran his way over the gainline on a few occasions and showed plenty of bmt with a late intercept try.

 6/10

 

12 Peter Horne

A complete mixed bag but he managed to score an opportunistic try in a bizarre moment.

5/10

11 Tommy Seymour

Remained a constant threat throughout his time on the park and capped it off with an important score.

7/10

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10 Finn Russell

Displayed a wide array of skills with ball-in-hand to keep his backline interested in the game.

6/10

9 Greig Laidlaw (captain)

Swift service, tactical awareness and a trusty boot that kept his side in the game until the bitter end.

9/10

8 David Denton

Simply all over the place and put his body on the line with every tackle and carry.

9/10

7 John Hardie

Huge effort on defence as no-one got through him and was equally as good at the breakdown.

7/10

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6 Blair Cowan

Massive all-round performance that complimented the effort of his fellow loose forwards.

7/10

5 Jonny Gray

It was all about the donkey work and hard graft to hand his backline some quality ball.

7/10

4 Richie Gray

Links up brilliantly with his brother and fed off his energy to turn in a sublime performance himself.

8/10

3 Willem Nel

Showed all his scrumming ability as he dominated his opponent to milk penalties. Other than that, his work around the park was a bit inconsistent.

6/10

2 Ross Ford

Minimal gain for his carries while his defensive work was above average. Provided the perfect anchor at scrum time though.

6/10

1 Alasdair Dickinson

Did a lot of defensive work and offered very little with ball-in-hand but he held his own at scrum time.

4/10

Replacements:

16 Fraser Brown (on for Ford, 54 mins)

One word to describe his time on the park: Ineffective.

2/10

17 Gordon Reid (on for Dickinson, 47 mins)

Stood strong on defence but that's all he could do

4/10

18 Jon Welsh (on for Nel, 75 mins)

Not enough time to be rated.

19 Tim Swinson (on for J Gray, 67 mins)

Not enough time to be rated.

20 Joshua Strauss (on for Cowan, 67 mins)

Not enough time to be rated.

21 Henry Pyrgos

Not used.

22 Richie Vernon (on for Horne, 71 mins)

Not enough time to be rated.

23 Sean Lamont (on for Seymour, 63 mins)

Not used.

By Tauriq Ebrahim

@Tauriq365

@rugby365com

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