Scotland edge Samoa in 11-try thriller thanks to Peter Horne

• Scotland 44-38 Samoa
• Home side’s sixth try settles Gregor Townsend’s first home game

Scotland survived a second-half fightback to kick off their international season with a 44-38 win over Samoa at Murrayfield. The hosts looked to be cruising to a comfortable win when 32-10 up early in the second half, but the tourists fought back gamely in Edinburgh, in a match that resulted in 11 tries.

Two from Stuart McInally, and one each for Stuart Hogg, Huw Jones, Alex Dunbar and Peter Horne, proved enough to secure a win in Gregor Townsend’s first home game in charge of the Dark Blues.

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