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  1. Scotland have beaten Italy and Australia on tour
  2. Gregor Townsend completes first Test series as Scotland head coach

Live Reporting

By Andy Burke

All times stated are UK

Scots downed in Suva

FT: Fiji 27-22 Scotland

Well it wasn't to be for Scotland today as Fiji spoiled their hopes of a perfect summer of three tour wins from three.

The Fijians played some wonderful stuff and a few of Scotland's fringe players found the going tough in Suva. The knowledge that many of his big guns were missing or rested for this match may be small comfort for Gregor Townsed, though he'll undoubtedly be frustrated with many aspects of the Scottish performance.

Overall the tour has been positive for Scotland, not least because of that famous win over Australia in Sydney last weekend off the back of victory over Italy in Singapore.

Fair play to Fiji. There are not many sides in world rugby you'd rather watch when they're at it and they were certainly on song today.

Thanks for your company and contributions today. Keep across the BBC Sport website for plenty of reaction and analysis from this match.

And don't forget to stay with us for the big one from Eden Park later this morning - the first Test between New Zealand and the British & Irish Lions. Less than three hours to go. Should be a cracker.

Have a great weekend.

John Barclay
Scotland captain John Barclay says Scotland did not deserve to beat Fiji

Where did it go wrong for Scotland?

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@BBCAndyBurke 30 missed tackles will be giving Matt Taylor kittens. could be an argument for complacency but i'm not sure i see it

@BBCAndyBurke oh and those flipping restarts. i dont understand how we still cant take the sodding things.

@BBCAndyBurke Missed tackles, poor restarts, botched set pieces. Return to 'Bad Scotland' today. Long season, poor……

@FionaKHunter @BBCAndyBurke It was just the sheer size of them - not so much missed tackles more like Scotland just……

'We didn't deserve to win'

FT: Fiji 27-22 Scotland

"It's not the result we wanted. We didn't do anything we said we were going to do before the game.

"Fiji played very well, looked after the ball, offloaded very well and we didn't react well to it.

"We didn't deserve to win. The tour was going well up to this point so it's very disappointing to slip up."

Scotland captain John Barclay


FT: Fiji 27-22 Scotland

Scotland try to throw it wide in a desperate attempt to conjure an unlikely winner but Tim Visser is bundled into touch and that is that.

You have to say Fiji deserve the win. The had the upper hand for large spells in the game, scored two incredible tries and did not let Scotland get to anything like the level they displayed in victory over Australia in Sydney last weekend.

Gregor Townsend will be appalled at the stat which shows Scotland missed 30 tackles during the match. I'd be surprised if any nation has ever won a Test match missing so many tackles.


Fiji 27-22 Scotland

This is breathless stuff now.

The Scots demolish the Fijian scrum and force a penalty which Ali Price takes quickly. He makes some good yardage but his pass is to Fijian hands.

Benito Masilevu is in no mood to merely run down the clock and embarks on a glorious run which sees him evade several tackles before losing the ball forward.

Scrum Scotland. Time is up and this is the last play. Time for a miracle.....

Scotland on the brink

Fiji 27-22 Scotland

Scotland have a line-out on their own 22m and desperately need to get down the other end of the pitch.

Unfortunately the referee rules Fraser Brown's throw is not straight and it is a scrum to Fiji.

They should be able to just run down the clock from here.....

TRY Fiji 27-22 Scotland

Fraser Brown

The hookers are doing the try-scoring business today.

Scotland force Fiji onto the back foot and the home side concede several penalties in quick succession. They kick to the corner and once again the driving line-out maul pays dividends as the pack drives over the line for Fraser Brown to ground.

Ruaridh Jackson misses the touchline conversion which could yet prove important.

The referee is informed the match clock has been a few minutes out so Scotland have a bit more time to find a late winning try.

Time slipping away

Fiji 27-17 Scotland

It's just not happening for Scotland.

Ali Price has tried to inject some greater urgency to the play since replacing Henry Pyrgos. He spreads the ball to Greig Tonks who in turn feeds Damien Hoyland but as he looks to put the ball through the hands he drops it forward.

Just over five minutes for the Scots to save themselves.

PENALTY Fiji 27-17 Scotland

Ben Volavola

The Scots will be having nightmares about Josua Tuisova tonight.

The big winger looks to be in trouble as he turns to collect the ball on the left wing in his own 22 but he crashes through two or three tackles and suddenly Scotland are on the back foot.

The Fijians keep the ball alive and eventually force a penalty which Ben Volavola kicks to stretch the advantage to 10 points.

The home side are brimming with confidence and the home crowd are in fine fettle. If Scotland get out of this jam they will be doing very, very well.

Electric Leone

Fiji 24-17 Scotland

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland chief sports writer at ANZ Stadium, Suva

If Scotland are going to get through this then they're going to have to overcome their own desperate shortcomings. Guys missing tackles all over the pitch, the pack getting bullied physically, colossal error mountain.

Fiji have a small but vocal crowd driving them on here. Every time Nakarawa goes near the ball they get on their feet as one. Not a surprise. The big man is electrifying.

TRY Fiji 24-17 Scotland

Henry Seniloli

Scotland once again find themselves in a deep hole.

Leone Nakarawa has looked to spark Fiji at every opportunity and he manages it here. He brushes off a couple of tackles, fends off his old Glasgow second row partner Jonny Gray and offloads for Henry Seniloli to run in under the posts.

The final pass looked borderline forward to me but there is no TMO and the referee is happy with it so the try is given - and converted - and Fiji's tails are up again.

PENALTY Fiji 17-17 Scotland

Ruaridh Jackson

Terrific passage of play from Scotland that really deserved a try.

The substitutes have really made an impact, with Fraser Brown and Ryan Wilson carrying hard at the Fijian line.

Josh Strauss pops a pass to Nick Grigg cutting a beautiful angle and he is stooped just short.

Eventually the ball is whipped wide to Visser who pops inside for Damien Hoyland but he is bundled into touch.

The referee brings it back for a prior infringement and Jackson pops over the kick to level the match again.

PENALTY Fiji 17-14 Scotland

Ben Volavola

That will infuriate Gregor Townsend.

Having just dragged themselves level the Scots are pinged for blocking runners at the restart.

Ben Volavola makes no mistake from the tee and the home side are back in front.

TRY Fiji 14-14 Scotland

Ruaridh Jackson

A huge break for Scotland.

Fiji captain Akapusi Qera picks up from the base of the scrum 5m from his own line. He is clattered by Hamish Watson and when the ball slips from his hands Ruaridh Jackson is on it in a flash to gather and dive over.

Jackson converts and we are all square.

Scots need a second wind

Fiji 14-7 Scotland

Scotland have a line-out near the Fiji line. Again they look for the for the rolling maul but the lose control of the ball.

They manage to regain possession and Henry Pyrgos looks for a gap around the fringes. He makes a half-break but his offload isn't the best and John Barclay knocks the ball on while trying to gather.

The Scots look tired. It's been a long season and a very demanding tour. They need to find one last big effort from somewhere.

Scotland make changes

Fiji 14-7 Scotland

Fraser Brown and Gordon Reid are on to offer some fresh impetus to the front row, while Hamish Watson comes on in the back row.

PENALTY Fiji 14-7 Scotland

Ben Volavola

As they come under more pressure the Scots' penalty count is creeping up.

They are pinged again at the line-out and Ben Volavola knocks over his third penalty of the match to stretch Fiji's lead to seven.

Let off

Fiji 11-7 Scotland

Fiji work through a couple of phases from a scrum near the Scotland line before prop Peni Ravai blasts through a couple of tackles and is hauled down a few feet from the line.

Fiji hammer at the line but the ball squirts loose and John Barclay grabs it and clings to it as if it's a newborn baby.

The Scots really struggling here.

Scots in disarray

Fiji 11-7 Scotland

Not the start to the second half Gregor Townsend would have been looking for.

Twice the Scots are turned over in contact, Ross Ford the guilty party on the second occasion.

The ball is moved wide quickly by Fiji to Patrick Osborne on the left wing. He kicks ahead and Greig Tonks fails to gather. Fortunately for Scotland Tim Visser sweeps up but he is bundled over his own line.

Atccakings crum Fiji.


Fiji 11-7 Scotland

Here we go again.

Big second-half needed

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@BBCAndyBurke @BBCSportScot should have taken our chances but what a try from @fijirugby

@BBCAndyBurke Lacking in composure at crucial times and players looking tired after a long season. Big second half needed.

Seriously disjointed Scotland

HT: Fiji 11-7 Scotland

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland chief sports writer at ANZ Stadium, Suva

Damien Hoyland is going to have holes in him at the end of this match. In the build-up to Yato's magnificent try he took a howitzer from Yato himself.

Nakarawa's hands, Volavola's precise cross field kick and Osborne's power in blasting through Jackson's tackle all cut Scotland open. Yato ran it in. Sensational score and Scotland are in trouble here. This has been seriously disjointed stuff so far.

HALF-TIME Fiji 11-7 Scotland

It's been a terrific summer for Scotland so far but they know they are in a game here.

Three yellow cards and no scoring for 27 minutes tells you what a scrappy affair this has been. However, the Scots found a way to the try-line through their new record caps holder Ross Ford who finished off a rolling line-out maul.

It's Fiji who lead at the break though after a breathtaking try from Peceli Yato.

The half-time stats show the Scots have missed 15 tackles, a situation that must be addressed if they are to leave Suva with a third tour victory.

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TRY Fiji 11-7 Scotland

Peceli Yato

Fijian rugby at its best.

Damien Hoyland takes another huge hit and the ball is turned over. John Hardie does well to take down the rampaging Josua Tuisova but the Scots are on the back foot.

Ben Volavola spots space on the left flank and aims a cross-field kick towards Patrick Osborne who gathers and feeds Peceli Yato to race to the corner.

Stunning passage of rugby.

PENALTY Fiji 6-7 Scotland

Ben Volavola

Fiji hit straight back after that Scotland try, Ben Volavola successful from the tee from around 35m after an infringement from WP Nel.

Ross Ford - try-scoring phenomenon

Fiji 3-7 Scotland

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland chief sports writer at ANZ Stadium, Suva

Ross Ford has turned into a try-scoring phenomenon, three in three games. A great moment for him on his 110th cap. Scotland needed that. Three yellow cards in 30 minutes tells you what kind of game this is.

Fiji radio commentator getting very excited beside us. Apparently Ford will be telling his grandchildren about that try "later life." Quite right

TRY Fiji 3-7 Scotland

Ross Ford

What a fitting way to mark Ross Ford's big day.

Scotland again get the rolling line-out maul powering towards the line and this time there is no stopping them. Ford is the man who emerges from the bottom of the pile with the ball.

Having only scored two international tries in his career before this tour, he has now notched three tries this summer. After eclipsing Chris Paterson's caps record, is he now after his points scoring record too?


Kalivati Tawake

Scotland get a rolling maul going towards the line from a line-out 10m from the Fijian line. However, it comes to nothing and the referee deems Kalivati Tawake halted it illegally and sends him to the bin.

PENALTY Fiji 3-0 Scotland

Ben Volavola

Josua Tuisova is proving difficult for Scotland to contain. He takes a pass from Ben Volavola, spins out of one tackle and steamrolls straight over the top of Duncan Taylor.

Scotland are penalised at the next breakdown and Volavola knocks over the penalty to put Fiji in front.

Volavola off target

Fiji 0-0 Scotland

Ben Volavola has a chance to open the scoring with a penalty following that illegal Josh Strauss tackle but his effort from 40m sails wide.

Error-ridden mess

Fiji 0-0 Scotland

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland chief sports writer at ANZ Stadium, Suva

Error-ridden mess so far. Two men in the bin, one apiece. Strauss walked for late hit on Nakarawa are a daft exit strategy by Scotland gifted Fiji possession. The game's all over the place


Josh Strauss

We now have a 14-a-side match as Josh Strauss is sent to the bin for a late and pretty dangerous looking shoulder charge.

Horne squanders chance

Fiji 0-0 Scotland

The Scots have a man advantage after Tevita Cavubati was sent to the bin a few minutes ago for repeated Fijian infringements.

Scotland should make their numerical advantage count as the hammer at the Fiji line. Eventually the work it to the right and Peter Horne looks like he can draw his man and put Damien Hoyland in for the score but he elects to go alone and is repelled.

From a midfield scrum they whip it wide to Tim Visser arriving at pace but he too is held up and Fiji manage to clear downfield.

Big chance missed.

The Bus flattens Hoyland

Fiji 0-0 Scotland

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland chief sports writer at ANZ Stadium, Suva

Huge roar goes up as The Bus empties Damien Hoyland. Crikey, that was a ferocious hit.