LAWSON NEARS INTERNATIONAL MILESTONE
The 32-year-old hooker, who joined Newcastle Falcons from London Irish in the summer, had more than 20 minutes to make an impact. And despite the Scots being on the wrong end of the score line, Lawson looked assured in the front-row when he came on for Scott Johnson’s men.
Four converted tries from Willem Alberts, Willie Le Roux, JP Pietersen and Coenie Oosthuizen secured victory for the Springboks.
Post-match Scotland interim coach Scott Johnson said: “We were up against a pretty good side that took every one of their chances. We said at half-time we’d dug a pretty big hole here and didn’t want to keep digging.
“We showed when we kept possession we can hold them. We got punished for our mistakes, and they were very clinical. They took their chances very, very well.”
Lawson returns to a Falcons outfit who now gear-up for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership trip to Northampton Saints on the back of a win and a loss in the LV= Cup. Following the clash at Franklin’s Gardens, Newcastle host Harlequins at Kingston Park in the Premiership on Sunday 1 December.
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