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Scotland score four tries to thrash Samoa at World Cup

Bonus point and a clean sheet secured as Scots bounce back following defeat to Ireland.

 Chris Harris drives forward during Scotland's dominant win.
Chris Harris drives forward during Scotland's dominant win. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Scotland have beaten Samoa 34-0 in their World Cup Pool A match in Kobe.

The Scots secured a much-needed bonus point and became the first country to keep a clean sheet at this year's tournament.

Gregor Townsend's side recovered from last Sunday's demoralising defeat to Ireland in dominant fashion.

First-half tries from Sean Maitland and Greg Laidlaw gave Scotland a comfortable half-time lead, before two penalty tries after the break secured the full five points.

A stunning drop goal from Stuart Hogg alongside two conversions and a penalty from Laidlaw completed the scoring.

At the other end, the Scots were rarely threatened as Samoa failed to put points on the board.

Scotland now move into third place in Pool A behind Japan and Ireland, with matches against the hosts and Russia to come.

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