Scotland claim crucial bonus point as Russia routed 61-0
Nine tries as Scots keep second consecutive clean sheet in emphatic victory.
Scotland secured a crucial bonus point as they thrashed Russia 61-0 in their World Cup clash.
The Scots touched down nine tries in an emphatic victory as they claimed their second consecutive clean sheet.
They will now have to beat Japan in Yokohama on Sunday to have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals.
George Horne bagged a hat-trick, and Adam Hastings scored twice as George Turner, Tommy Seymour, John Barclay and Stuart McInally also went over.
Hastings converted eight of the tries to bring his personal points tally to 34.
Barclay told STV that Scotland's collective nerves were jangling ahead of the match but they have now received a confidence boost before the decisive clash with Japan.
He said: "We enjoyed that one. Sometimes these games get a bit scrappy and we were a bit nervous coming into the game but we prepared really well.
"The boys were professional and we came away with a good result."
Barclay, who was captain against Russia, felt the much-changed side did not affect how they played.
"We have been together so long the boys wanted to put in a good shift and some boys put their hand up for four days' time."
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