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Jamie Ritchie hails tempo of Darcy Graham after crushing Argentina

Darcy Graham scores a strive at first of the second half through the Autumn Worldwide match between Scotland and Argentina (Image: Getty Pictures)

Jamie Ritchie paid tribute to ‘electrical’ Darcy Graham after his Edinburgh
team-mate scored a shocking hat-trick in Scotland’s emphatic 52-29 overcome Argentina at Murrayfield.

The 25-year-old winger made it 16 tries in 33 caps together with his treble because the Scots rounded off their autumn internationals on a excessive be aware.

Captain Ritchie stated: ‘Darcy’s on hearth. He’s enjoying with such confidence. Every time he’s obtained anybody one on one, I simply anticipate him to beat them.

‘He’s so fast off the mark and so fast at altering path. He’s additionally deceptively sturdy for his measurement. That in a bundle is superior. He’s simply electrical to observe. I like enjoying with him.’

Scotland ended a ‘combined’ autumn collection with a powerful eight-try victory over an undisciplined Argentina facet who had Marcos Kremer despatched off within the first half and three others sin-binned within the second.

The Scots received two and misplaced two of their 4 Checks as they ended 2022 with 5 wins and 7 defeats.

Scotland’s Jamie Ritchie is heaping on the reward for team-mate Graham (Image: SNS)

Ritchie added: ‘I believe we felt one thing has been constructing. We have been shut within the Australia and New Zealand video games.

‘We felt we performed moderately properly in these video games and didn’t fairly recover from the road however in opposition to Argentina we put a bit extra collectively and it felt prefer it clicked, which is nice. We wish to set these sort of performances as a baseline for us.

‘It’s been a combined marketing campaign. Outcomes apart, I’ve been actually happy with how we’ve ready for video games and the messaging round it.

‘We’ve typically caught to our weapons with regard to what we wished to do.

‘Earlier than the Australia recreation, we spoke about combating to get moments again and
I believe we did that. Earlier than the New Zealand recreation we spoke about being brave and I believe we did that.

‘And in opposition to Argentina we spoke about being relentless and we put 50 factors on the board, so I’m actually happy with that.’

Regardless of Graham’s treble, stand-off Finn Russell stole the present with an impressive show and head coach Gregor Townsend confirmed afterwards that the 30-year-old is now again ‘in possession’ of the No.10

jersey forward of the Six Nations after being omitted from the unique squad for the autumn collection.

Ritchie stated: ‘I believe the final two video games he’s proven an actual maturity and quietness in the way in which he’s performed and he’s obtained us going. It’s been sensible to see.’



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