The Andy Robinson era got off to a solid but unspectacular start as Scotland eased to a 23-10 victory in their opening autumn international against Fiji.
Tries from Johnnie Beattie - playing his first Test for more than two years - a dubious second from Graeme Morrison and 13 points from Phil Godman saw the hosts leapfrog their depleted opponents into ninth in the world rankings.
Fiji were in the game until Morrison’s score courtesy of a Vereniki Goneva touchdown, with Nicky Little kicking their other points.
Robinson was returning to the Test stage three years after his miserable reign as England boss came to an end.
It had been a long build up to this afternoon’s match for the 45-year-old, who was appointed Frank Hadden’s successor more than five months ago.
Robinson has been charged with reviving the ailing fortunes of Scotland, who found themselves 10th in the world going into the November Tests.
Victory today reaped immediate dividends on that front against opponents without several star names after failing to secure their release.
Overcast conditions and a shower shortly before kick-off appeared to signal a further blow to Fiji’s hopes at a less than a third full Murrayfield.
Robinson was smiling and looked relaxed as he made his way to the coaching booth but he will have not been happy about the number of penalties his side were conceding in their opponents’ half.