His early half-breaks, followed by a try after just five minutes, gave Edinburgh belief. Watching him in those encouraging opening phases it was hard to credit this was his first competitive start of the season. To come bursting back in this manner is good news not just for Edinburgh but the national side, too, ahead of the Autumn tests next month.
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"I've been pretty much thrown straight back into the thick of it," said Scott, who spent his 23rd birthday a fortnight ago continuing his bid to retain full fitness following a pre-season ankle injury. "I have to thank Alan [Solomons, the Edinburgh head coach] for putting me back so quickly. It could have been a longer drawn out process but he has shown faith in me and thrown me straight in. I was doing cycling and a bit of running before I did full rugby training so I didn't get much in the way of match fitness."
Scott - who played an inadvertent role in the second Edinburgh try scored by Tim Visser - had been eased back into action as a replacement against Cardiff the previous weekend. "I was a bit apprehensive last week to see how my ankle was and I didn't know how my lungs would cope," he said.
"There was an artificial pitch and it was pretty quick but it was good because it got me up to speed. There were points against Munster when I was blowing but that's to be expected because of the high intensity. I felt quite good in myself. There were some really positive aspects in my play which I was happy with."
The early confidence from Scott's try, converted by Greig Laidlaw who quickly added a penalty, gave Edinburgh a platform in what became a high-scoring first half. Munster levelled at 10-10, Edinburgh edged ahead again - before a second converted try, this time through hooker Mike Sherry, put the visitors 17-13 in front.
Any notion that Edinburgh's afternoon had run its course was dispelled by two further Laidlaw penalties before half time. As well as putting his side back ahead the prolific scrum-half took his points total for the club to over the 500 mark.
Munster bossed a second half which did not have the ebb and flow of the first, but paid for not having more to show for their possession than the two Ian Keatley penalties which gave them a 23-19 lead. A trademark Visser try down the left touchline was converted by Laidlaw, who then kicked a penalty and hit the crossbar with another seconds from regulation time - his only failure of the afternoon - as Edinburgh registered a 29-23 win.
They were made to sweat for it, as the video referee took a long time before deciding that Scott had not deliberately blocked Munster replacement JJ Hanrahan just after he chipped the ball ahead. It was collected by Grant Gilchrist, who fed the Dutchman for the score.
"At the time I thought he [Hanrahan] was going to kick long so I tried my best to charge it down," said Scott. "As it happens he chipped it and I was still in the air so I couldn't change my path. At the time I didn't think it was a penalty against me. When Viss scored and the referee went to the TMO I was quite nervous because I thought it might look worse than it was - even though I didn't intentionally block him. Once I saw the replay I thought it would be soft to give the penalty, and thankfully the try was awarded."
Naturally Rob Penney, Munster's coach, saw it differently but pointed out that it would not have mattered had his side taken advantage of their earlier superiority in the half. While not referring specifically to that incident, Solomons acknowledged the line between success and failure was fine. The result of this match certainly hung on that decision.
Scott believes Edinburgh can take huge heart from not just the result, but also the way they refused to buckle in the second half when Munster had them under the cosh. "When you are not used to winning and you build up a lead and then that lead goes there is a momentum shift." he added.
Next up in the Heineken Cup is a visit to Perpignan. "I've never played in the south of France," Scott said. "You can't get much tougher tests in rugby but I'm looking forward to the challenge."