Scotland win opening tie in Dubai
December 2, 1999
Scotland made a winning start in Dubai this morning with victory by 33-12 over Morocco at the Exiles stadium to top Pool W.
But the Scots know that they will have a task later today if they are to qualify for the quarter finals of the prestigious Emirates Trophy after watching Tonga fight hard against the number one seeds New Zealand before losing 14-0.
Scotland play Tonga this evening at local time 5.30 but the Scots may have to go into this vital tie without their
The Scotland medic James Robson has put his chances of playing in the later ties at 50/50. An assessment will be
Paterson looked in brilliant form as he cut through the Moroccan defence for what seemed a certain try only for a
But Paterson, although in pain , got just reward with a fine try to put the Scotland 12-0 ahead only for Morocco to
A second Morocco try at the beginning of the second half levelled the scores but thereafter Scotland took control of
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