Southwell calls for tries

Full-back wants Scotland to be more clinical

Last Updated: 14/06/10 11:15pm

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Southwell: Wants to convert chances

Southwell: Wants to convert chances

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Hugo Southwell says that Scotland need to find a way to cross the try-line in the second Test with Argentina.

The tourists can close out a series victory over the Pumas if they are victorious in Mar del Plata on Saturday.

In the first contest of the two-match series, Scotland relied on the boot of Dan Parks, with the fly-half kicking every one of their points in a 24-16 win.

And Stade Francais full-back Southwell believes that converting chances into tries will be the key to emerging victorious again.

"I think the most important thing to be corrected this week is that we need to score tries," he said.


"We created quite a few opportunities but we did not finish them off.

"We are very confident of winning again. The tour has just started and we'll hopefully finish the tour well this weekend. But we have a tough week ahead."

"I think Argentina's form was different in the second half because we played a very solid game. We kept the ball, we did not give away penalties, we defended well.

Scotland became the first side to beat Argentina in Tucuman in the first Test as the South Americans had previously defeated Japan and Wales there.

Although he was pleased with the result, Southwell insists that there is more to come from his side on Saturday.

He added: "We are very happy with the way the game went. We have now beaten Argentina twice in succession in Argentina.

"This is a very hard place to win and I think there is a lot more to come next week."

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