Hamish Watson issues Scotland ‘win or lose’ ultimatum in second Test against Argentina – with vice-captain hoping to spoil hosts’ Independence Day celebrations

  • Hamish Watson says Scotland’s second Test against Argentina was ‘win or lose’
  • Scotland are trailing in the series after losing the first Test 26-18 last weekend
  • Watson, winning his 50th cap, said he was treating the game “like a cup final”

Scotland vice-captain Hamish Watson admits Saturday night’s second Test against Argentina in Salta is “win or lose”.

The British and Irish Lion said he was treating the game as a “cup final”. Gregor TownsendThe men’s are bidding to take the three-Test series into a deciding match next week.

The Edinburgh the flanker watched from the sidelines last weekend as his side scored two tries, one converted and wasted several other chances in a 26-18 defeat.

Scotland vice-captain Hamish Watson says the second Test against Argentina was “win or lose”

Watson watched from the sidelines as Argentina beat Scotland 26-18 in the first Test

Watson watched from the sidelines as Argentina beat Scotland 26-18 in the first test

Having recovered from the shoulder injury that ruled him out of the first Test, the 30-year-old is keen to unleash more on his team’s exciting backline.

And to spoil Argentina’s Independence Day celebrations with victory over the Pumas, Watson, who won his 50th cap, also believes the Scots need to show freedom in attack.

“It’s the first three-Test tour for Scotland in as long as I can remember, so it puts a lot of emphasis on the game because it’s win or lose,” he said.

Watson said that Scotland

Watson said Scotland “need to win” and that he sees the game “like a cup final”

“We’re aiming for the World Cup, so you want to build as much momentum as possible.

“We need to win to get to the last game, so I’m treating it like a cup final.

“We’ve got a lot of exciting guys in the back line who can score from anywhere and we have to get them the ball.”

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