Rugby Union: Scots unchanged to face Pumas

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SCOTLAND keep faith with the players who suffered a narrow 16-15 defeat in the first Test as they attempt to end a disappointing tour on a winning note, by beating Argentina in Buenos Aires today.

The Scotland coach, Douglas Morgan, sees victory as vital to the development of his young side, who have won just one match out of five on tour. 'It's a bad habit for players to get used to losing,' Morgan said. 'But we know the Pumas are beatable.'

Scotland missed five penalties and two drop kicks in the first Test. 'We were disappointed at the result, but it was due to our own kicking errors,' Morgan added.

The Pumas have made two changes to their Test side. The No 8, Jose Santamarina, has shrugged off a back injury and will replace Pablo Camerlinckx, while the front row, Roberto Grau, comes in for Matias Corral.

SCOTLAND: M Dods (Gala); C Joiner (Melrose), I Jardine (Stirling), G Shiel (Melrose), K Logan (Stirling); G Townsend (Gala), B Redpath (Melrose); A Sharp (Bristol), K McKenzie (Stirling), P Burnell (London Scottish), S Munro (Glasgow H/K), A Reed (Bath, capt), P Walton (Northampton), I Smith (Gloucester), C Hogg (Melrose).

ARGENTINA: S Meson; M Teran, D Cuesta Silva, M Loffreda (capt), G Jorge; G Del Castillo, N-F Miranda; R Grau, J-J Angelillo, P Noriega, G Llanes, P Sporlede, R Martin, C-V Timperley, J Santamarina.