After easily dominating Tonga last weekend, Scotland continued their autumn tour with a third straight win over Australia (15-13).
Four years later, Scotland and Australia have not crossed paths on the rugby pitch. And four years after XV du Chardon’s clear victory at Murrayfield, the Wallabies have once again turned the dust off in a hung match. James O’Connor failed a leg from the 5th minute and it took a little over a quarter of an hour before the Scots opened the score. After combining on a key on five meters, Hamish Watson was able to trap the Aussie defense to go flat, A test that was validated after Romain Poit had resorted to a video referee, who last umpired at international level this Sunday at Murrayfield. The Wallabies, struggling against the Australian defense, found a loophole by the inevitable Michael Hooper three minutes before halftime… but The attempt was eventually canceled for a ground foul by Alain Ala’Alatoa., In fact, a pillar of the Wallabies struck the head of Matt Fagerson, who was on the ground at the time. However, just before the break, James O’Connor finally set sights on bringing Australia back three lengths when it comes to the locker room.
Russell offers Scotland to win
Dave Rainey’s half-time speech paid off for the wallabies. Five minutes after returning to the pitch, Rob Leota revived Australia with an attempt to get on the action initiated by Izaiya Perez. Nick White was then able to move his third-row, which had found a loophole in the Scottish defence. XV’s answer to thistle arrived at play time Evan Ashman, who made his first pick, went to score in the corner after a dominating scrum and a good play at the end of the line. However, the Scots held the lead for only six minutes, with James O’Connor converting a 25-yard penalty against the positions. Finn Russell made the final verdict on a 35-yard penalty at the end of the final ten minutes. The Wallabies pushed again but failed to reverse the trend with a loss for their first Test in Europe (15–13)., before challenging England and Wales. Scotland, for their part, signs a third straight win against Australia and builds confidence ahead of their matches against South Africa and Japan.
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