Soaring high: Portugal's captain Vasco Uva was named man of the match
The Scots eventually ran out 56-10 winners in their Pool C opener on Sunday but it was far from plain sailing. Portugal delivered Scotland some surprises in the first half, with their impressive defence leaving no gaps early on. However, in the 12th minute Scotland drove their way through and full-back Rory Lamont scored. He crossed again two minutes later. Scott Lawson and Rob Dewey also grabbed a try each before the break. Portugal's fly half Pedro Carvalho ensured it wasn't all one-way traffic, scoring his country's first try at a world cup.
Portugal captain and number 8 Vasco Uva was awarded man of the match, which he said was a prize for the whole team.
"We knew that it was going to be tough but we gave everything we had to this game. We knew Scotland would be hard, but it was a very good game and I think we showed just what Portuguese rugby is about," he said.
Portugal's next match is against New Zealand in Lyon on Saturday."