A rampant Scotland scored 11 tries to start the summer tour with a thumping win over Canada in Ottawa.  

Gregor Townsend’s side, which featured 10 debutants, were always in control of the match despite the home side taking an early lead.  

Edinburgh’s Harry Paterson was named man of the match after an excellent display, while Dylan Richardson and Gus Warr were also busy.  

Here is how the opposition fared against a largely lacklustre Canada.  

15. Harry Paterson  

Picked up where he left off on his debut against France in the Six Nations. The Edinburgh man produced a couple of lovely offloads that led to tries for Bayliss and Reed. 9

14. Jamie Dobie  

A scrum-half by trade, the young Glasgow man did not look out of place on the wing and finished his try – a first at international level – well after running a good support line. Showed plenty of control when he switched to nine in the second half too.

13. Matt Currie 

Defensively sound when Canada did get their hands on the ball, but didn’t have too many opportunities to stamp his attacking skills on the game.

12. Stafford McDowall  

The co-captain linked superbly with Thompson to pull the Canadian defence out of shape on several occasions. A threat whether he was taking the ball to the line and distributing or using his bulk to put Scotland over the gainline.

11. Arron Reed 

It has been some week for the Sale Sharks wing, who was married last Friday, flew to Canada on Sunday and marked his international debut with a brace of tries here. The first was a straightforward finish, but he showed terrific footwork for the second.

10. Ross Thompson  

Enjoyed an armchair ride for the majority as the Canadians struggled to deal with an efficient Scotland attack. Looked good when he stood flat and challenged the home defence.

9. Gus Warr 

A typically livewire performance from another of the debutants, who finished his two tries well and looks like he could provide competition for George Horne and Ben White further down the line.

1. Rory Sutherland 

While the 2021 British and Irish Lion wasn’t able to assert any real dominance at the scrum, he did make a couple of big carries, including a half-break that almost put Richardson away. 6

2. Dylan Richardson 

Will have pushed Paterson all the way for the man of the match award. As well as scoring a brace of tries, the converted back-row was busy in the loose – including one barnstorming charge that led to a Scottish score. Excellent showing.

3. Elliot Millar Mills 

The Northampton prop was caught not defending the short side as Canada broke up field early on, but went about his business well enough thereafter before leaving early in the second half. 6 

4. Max Williamson  

Glasgow Warriors’ outstanding young player this season got through plenty of work hitting rucks and making tackles as you’d expect. A solid base for the young man to build on and plenty more caps should follow.

5. Glen Young 

One marauding break that would likely have led to a score if his company wasn’t all front five forwards, while there was a lovely piece of skill as he gathered a stray pass in the second half. 7  

6. Gregor Brown 

Didn't quite replicate the form he's shown for Glasgow, but helped Scotland stay on the front foot throughout. 6

7. Luke Crosbie 

Some important defensive work from the co-captain, particularly when the hosts threatened a second try. Got Scotland on the front foot with his carrying.

8. Josh Bayliss 

The perfect game for the Bath man, whose speed around the pitch ensured there were plenty of opportunities to get involved. 7 


16. Robbie Smith 

A fine turnover penalty was the highlight of the former Scotland under-20s captain’s senior debut. 6 

17. Nathan McBeth 

Threw himself into everything and made a couple of big tackles when Canada did get on the ball. 6 

18. Will Hurd 

His international debut was interrupted by a blood injury, but the Leicester Tigers tighthead showed up well during his cameo. 6 

19. Ewan Johnson  

The Oyonnax lock looks a real physical presence and added his size to the set-piece effort when required.

20. Matt Fagerson 

Only got the closing stages in place of Bayliss, but still found time for one powerful charge towards the home line.

21. Ben Healy  

Controlled the game well and threatened the line regularly, not something we’ve seen huge amounts of from the ex-Munster man. A solid outing.

22. Kyle Steyn  

Rounded off the scoring with a try after being denied earlier on. Also looked comfortable at fullback during a first-half cameo while Paterson was off.

23. Ross McCann 

A couple of weeks after missing out on the Olympics, the former Melrose man made his senior Scotland debut. Limited opportunities here, but should get a start in South America.