Scotland kicked off their summer tour in style as a new-look side scored 11 tries to brush aside Canada 73-12 in Ottawa on Saturday.

Debutant duo Gus Warr and Arron Reed both scored twice, as did hooker Dylan Richardson on his first Scotland start.  

Josh Bayliss, Harry Paterson, Jamie Dobie and co-captain Stafford McDowall also got on the scoresheet, while Ross Thompson and Ben Healy kicked the remainder of the points. 

But it wasn't all plain sailing for Scotland who were caught cold inside 10 minutes as Canada captain Lucas Rumball scored from a maul. 

But the visitors made immediate amends as Josh Bayliss rounded off the visitors' first period of possession inside Canadian territory to score his second Test try. Ross Thompson's extras put Gregor Townsend's side ahead. 

Three minutes later, Scotland were over again as Thompson broke through some woeful Canadian defence and put Dylan Richardson over. 

The hooker grabbed his second from a 5m maul to extend the visitors' lead before Arron Reed scored, again profiting from an offload by Paterson to notch his first Test try. 

Gus Warr followed Sale Sharks colleague Reed onto the scoresheet four minutes after the resumption to extend Scotland's lead, while Warr helped himself to a second to take Scotland through the half-century with a quarter still to play. 

Jamie Dobie added his name to the list of try-scorers after Ben Healy put Reed through a huge gap in the home defence. 

There was still time for two further tries, McDowall and Steyn the scorers as Scotland cruised through 70 points. 

Here are five things we learned from a one-sided contest as Scotland started their tour with a comprehensive win. 

Cohesion had Canada at sixes and sevens

When Scotland were able to string together multiple attacking phases, they cut through the home side at ease.

Regularly, Scotland's options had the Canadian defence at sixes and sevens and when the visitors broke through, they inevitably finished the move with a try. 

Dylan Richardson put his hand up

A year ago, Scotland had an embarrassment of riches at hooker, but with Stuart McInally and Fraser Brown both retired, Dave Cherry out of favour and George Turner heading to Japan, there's an opportunity for Richardson 

Dylan Richardson led the Scotland charge with some strong carrying, and took his two tries well. The converted back-row made a barnstorming carry in the run-up to Reed's second score as Scotland pulled well clear. 

He deserves more chances to prove himself against better opposition. 

Harry Paterson shines - literally

The Edinburgh fullback was outstanding on his international debut against France in the Six Nations, and he continued that form here. 

His offload put Bayliss over for Scotland's opener, before putting Arron Reed over for his first international try on the half-hour. That came after he'd spent 10 minutes off for a head injury assessment, and returned sporting a shiner on his cheek. 

Paterson laid on Warr's second try before scoring his own and was Scotland's outstanding performer. 

Canada only competitive for a half

Gregor Townsend said during the week he expected the hosts to provide a physical challenge. They did that early on, a maul inside their own half laying the platform that led to their first try, scored by captain Lucas Rumball from close range. 

Their second try followed a similar pattern early in the second period, but thereafter the hosts fell away badly as Scotland raced through the 50-point mark. 

Expect experience to face USA 

This tour is about building depth and giving young players experience at Test level, and that was accomplished in style here. But Scotland cannot afford any slip-ups in results, and with a shock defeat to USA last time out in their minds, Townsend will likely bring back many of his more experienced names to face the Eagles

Huw Jones, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe, Adam Hastings, Jamie Ritchie, Pierre Schoeman and Scott Cummings could all feature in Washington on Friday. 

The teams and scorers

Canada: Cooper Coats, Andrew Coe (McMullin 57), Mitch Richardson (McMullin 70), Ben LeSage, Nic Benn, Peter Nelson, Jason Higgins; Liam Murray (Sears-Duru 50), Andrew Quattrin, Conor Young (Keith 50), Conor Keys, Kyle Baillie (Stockwood 70), Mason Flesch, Lucas Rumball (captain), Siaki Vikilani (Parry 57)

Tries:  Rumball (7), Baillie (49) 

Conversion:  Nelson (50)

Scotland: Harry Paterson (Steyn 12-20), Jamie Dobie, Matt Currie (Steyn 63), Stafford McDowall (co-captain), Arron Reed, Ross Thompson (Healy 55), Gus Warr (McCann 63); Rory Sutherland (McBeth 45), Dylan Richardson, Elliot Millar Mills (Hurd 45), Max Williamson (Johnson 55), Glen Young, Gregor Brown, Luke Crosbie (Smith 55), Josh Bayliss (Fagerson 73)

Tries:  Bayliss (11), Richardson (15, 24), Reed (31, 54), Warr (45, 52), Paterson (60), Dobie (68), McDowall (74), Steyn (80)

Conversions:  Thompson (12, 16, 46, 52, 55); Healy (62, 69, 74, 80)

Referee: Adam Leal (England) 

Player of the Match:  Harry Paterson