It could be a weekend to remember for Scotland winger Sean Maitland – or, rather, part of it could be.

In a largely forgettable Test against Argentina, the Saracens wing scored Scotland’s clinching try to make it a winning finale to the Autumn series for Gregor Townsend’s men.

However, a bigger prize could await Maitland this evening in Monaco, at the IRB Awards, with his score in the Calcutta Cup victory over England up for a major honour.

Maitland, who took his Scotland tally to 11 tries in 37 appearances, admitted afterwards: “Hopefully, I’ll get team Try of the Year as well in Monaco. That would top off a nice autumn,” nodding that he would be flying out to the Principality this morning.

“I’m going. The tries that have been nominated, there are some good ones. Fingers crossed, we get it because, looking back now, it was a great team try. Obviously I just caught the ball and ran over.

"Maybe they should have nominated Finn (Russell) for that pass or Jonesy (Huw Jones) for the run. Those boys keep getting stuck in to me.”

No-one was guilty of that last night, relieved that the 30-year-old had shown some customary coolness in finishing off an opportunist Scotland move.

“I just saw the space and obviously Hoggy (Stuart Hogg) saw it too,” said Maitland. “Hoggy communicated it to Greig (Laidlaw). The winger had switched off a bit and when he passed it I thought someone will surely be covering it – and there was just open space. It was just good to score.”

That was one of the few moments to brighten a largely dour, attritional forward-orientated battle.

“As you saw, it was a scrappy game,” Maitland agreed. “

The first half probably wasn’t the best 40 minutes that we played for a while. There was a lot of turnover ball and obviously that was just the conditions. You know how we want to play. We want to chuck the ball around and have fun, but we went to more of a kicking game today.

“We had opportunities and made some line breaks and probably we’re a bit disappointed we didn’t finish off those line breaks. But, yeah, a scrappy game.”

He added: “It was just frustrating, getting a roll on, then losing the ball. That is frustrating. The two line breaks they did make ... something I was happy about was our cover defence to get back in the line, and get them turned over. But I’ll probably forget about this game pretty quick.”

All in all Maitland, with eight tries in his last 13 Tests, was happy to finish the Autumn Tests with a victory and praised the capacity crowd at Murrayfield for their assistance.

“There is just so much competition. To get three starts, that’s good, and the Six Nations are just around the corner. I’ll just keep doing my job and doing it for the team.

“The thing that pleased me today was that we are learning how to grind out a game – well, I do say that, but we were trying to lose it at the end, jeez, honestly.

“But the crowd were great. A few years ago we were playing Georgia at Kilmarnock and we couldn’t sell that out and now we sell out Fiji and 11 games in a row here, which is just amazing. And that’s just down to the boys trying to entertain the crowd.”