Scotland finally got one back over the Aussies after some close losses in recent years with a brilliant win of 24-19 on Saturday

Both teams showed intend to play a very direct game and go wide when opportunity comes. Scotland got the first penalty to get on the board and lead 3-0 after 3 min.

Scotland had the better ball in the early exchanges and played most of the game in Australia half of the field forcing them to defend.

Scotland were rewarded for all the pressure they have put on the Aussies with and intercept try by Taylor for the first try of the match and a lead of 10-0 after 16 min.

Australia started to control the ball better and played in the right areas to give Folua one of the biggest gabs you will find on a rugby field to score their first try.

Australia lost Foley to the bin for a shoulder challenge which gave the Scots and extra man to attack the Aussies line.

Scotland put Australia under pressure again and another mistake from Genia gave Scotland their second try after a charged down to take their lead to 17-7 after 30 minutes.

The Aussies got one back just before halftime when Scotland also lost a player to the bin for killing the ball at ruck time.

It was again Folua over the line after a cross kick from Foley to give the Scots a 17-12 lead at halftime.

The second half went a bit backwards with both teams struggled to execute properly and making too many mistakes on attack.

Both teams had opportunities but could not add any points in the first 13 minutes of the second half.

It was the Aussies that put some phases together and got over the line for the first try of the second half and took the lead 19-17 after 57 minutes.

The Scots were starting to control play with the Aussies kicking ball away which is always a dangerous way of playing at this level.

The Aussies were starting to play deep in Scotland half of the field but mistakes on attack and some great defence from Scotland prevent them from scoring.

What we saw in the last ten minutes was some of the best defending we have seen from the Scots as they had an answer to all the Aussies attacking play.

At the end Scotland have done enough to get a famous victory against Australia in Australia.

The scorers:

For Australia:
Tries: Folau 2, Genia
Cons: Foley 2
Yellow Card: Foley

For Scotland:
Taylor, Russell, Watson
Cons: Russell 3
Pen: Tonks
Yellow Card: Wilson

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  1. Not enough credit is being given to the Scot’s rise the last two seasons. They’ve beaten IRE/ARG/AUS/FRA/WAL… no longer the easy-beats and rightly at the highest ranking in eons if not ever…

  2. Bryce – you gotta be dealing with weapons grade apologetics to defend ANY Southern Hemisphere team losing to Scotland ( who lets face it is England “B” Side) @ HOME! Cheika is unraveling & if he can’t get it together David Campese can!
    In other news I applaud Warren Gatland for calling out PUBLICLY how the AllBlacks cheat with using blockers ala Brumbies of old. Having Puffs team blow it to BI Lions would be Christmas in June or July whenever – The world in Rugby Union would rejoice.

  3. @Americano:

    Campese? You’ve got to be joken… it’s taken Durban High School almost a decade to get over the mess he left there. He’s good for two things only… blowing his own trumpet and antagonising his peers lol.

    Wallabies are in a mess I have many theories for this notwithstanding them not knowing which Super side they’re to lose… but Scotland are on the up and have been the past two seasons… including age-groups… there’s some decent depth for the first time that I can well remember the entire professional and they must be commended for it. You don’t just beat an Ireland side that on one hand stopped the All Blacks’ win streak… and on the other the England streak. The only team to beat the number 1 and 2 side in the world yet be humbled by a resurgent Scots.

  4. @bryce_in_oz:

    In my opinion the whole lack of performance from the Wallabies and the Super rugby teams is a result of the problems in the ARU. Something seems to be rotten in Australian rugby and it is manifesting as poor results on the field.

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