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Monday, June 18, 2012

Scotland go two from two as they beat the Flying Fijians

Tim Visser scored twice on debut as Scotland beat Fiji 37-25 in Lautoka, Fiji on Saturday. They are now aiming for a tour grand slam as they face Samoa in a week's time, a match that Visser believes they can win.

Scotland are on a high after their famous win over an Australian side, and now this one in sunny Fiji. Their game against Samoa is expected to be their toughest of the tour however.

"It had been great for our confidence to be able to beat the Wallabies in bad weather. Then to be able to win in this heat was even better. We are now in a position to make it a clean sweep, which is incredible," said recently qualified Scotland wing Visser.

"Samoa will be a brilliant experience and another massive challenge, especially when you consider it will be even hotter than Fiji. Three wins out of three on the tour would be a marvellous achievement — something really special.

"The last time Scotland were in Fiji they took a hammering, so to earn this result against such a passionate bunch of lads was awesome."

The game was finely poised at one stage and Fiji looked as though they could come back and snatch it, but the second Visser try put things out of reach.

Unfortunately the broadcast from Fiji wasn't the best, so the quality of the footage isn't great. One of the Fijian tries was also missed due to a break in transmission. Highlights are posted below anyway, and if you'd like to watch the full match, you can do so here.

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