Maitland wants Scotland to take their chances

Date published: June 22 2016

Scotland winger Sean Maitland wants his team to make better use of their chances when they face Japan in Tokyo on Saturday.

Maitland wants to see an improved showing after Scotland battled to a 26-13 victory in the first Test against Japan in Toyota City at the weekend, with their two tries scored while the Brave Blossoms had players in the sin bin.

"This time we have to finish the chances we get," he said.

"Hopefully it will be easier conditions to play rugby in. I don't know what the weather will be like but I heard the forecast is that it could be raining – that will have an effect on the game.

"With the emperor there, it will provide a lot of motivation for them – but we can improve."

Maitland withdrew on the eve of Scotland's Six Nations clash with Wales due to a hamstring injury and is yet to regain in head coach Vern Cotter's run-on side.

He came off the bench during the first Test and is hoping for another chance to prove his worth to Cotter this weekend.

It has been a mixed season for Maitland, who played in the World Cup and started the Six Nations but then dropped out of the team on the eve of the match in Wales with a hamstring problem and could not regain his place in Vern Cotter's team.

He added: "It is good being back in the mix after the Six Nations. It is good being around the boys again. When Vern names the team, I hope I get another crack."