In a more than tight match, Scotland beat by 15 to 13 against Wallabies through the international November window. It is the third consecutive match that the Europeans have beaten the Australians.
From the beginning of the match, you could see the intensity of both teams and the intelligence to manage the game, since it was a Test Match. The one who premiered the ingoal was the local with his third line Hamish Watson, at pure power in the maul. The Wallabies were not being able to display their entire game but reaching the end of the first half, James O’Connor gave him three points through a penalty.
Despite the Australian try, a great Scottish maul finished in the ingoal to give him back the lead in the match. Finally, with a Finn Russell penalty, Scotland took the victory.
In this way, those led by Gregor Townsend accumulate two victories from two games in this November international window and will face the world champions, South Africa. On the other hand, Australia will look to change the image against England, who thrashed Tonga on Saturday.
SCOTLAND (15): 1 Pierre Schoeman 2 George Turner 3 Zander Fagerson 4 Sam Skinner 5 Grant Gilchrist 6 Jamie Ritchie 7 Hamish Watson 8 Matt Fagerson 9 Ali Price 10 Finn Russell 11 Duhan van der Merwe 12 Sam Johnson 13 Chris Harris 14 Darcy Graham 15 Stuart Hogg (C) .
Substitutes: 16 Ewan Ashman 17 Jamie Bhatti 18 Oli Kebble 19 Jamie Hodgson 20 Josh Bayliss 21 George Horne 22 Adam Hastings 23 Kyle Steyn.
Changes: PT: Asman for Turner 12 ‘. ST: Steyn by Graham 60 ‘, Hodgson by Skinner 62’, Kebble and Bhatti by Fagerson and Schoeman 65 ‘, Horne and Bayliss by Watson and Price 71’, Hastings by Johnson 73 ‘.
Coach: Gregor Townsend.
AUSTRALIA (13): 1 James Slipper 2 Folau Fainga’a 3 Allan Alaalatoa 4 Rory Arnold 5 Izack Rodda 6 Rob Leota 7 Michael Hooper (C) 8 Rob Valetini 9 Nic White 10 James O’Connor 11 Tom Wright 12 Hunter Paisami 13 Len Ikitau 14 Jordan Petaia 15 Andrew Kellaway.
Substitutes: 16 Connal McInerney 17 Angus Bell 18 Taniela Tupou 19 Will Skelton 20 Pete Samu 21 Tate McDermott 22 Kurtley Beale 23 Izaia Perese.
Changes: PT: Tupou by Valentini 37 ‘, Perese by Petaia 40’. ST: Skelton by Arnold 50 ‘, Bell by Alaalatoa 55’, Samu by Leota 60 ‘, Alaalatoa by Slipper 64’, McDermott and Beale by White and Wright 66 ‘, McInerney by Fainga´a 73’.
Coach: Dave Rennie.
FIRST TIME POINTS: 22 ‘Hamish Watson’s try conversion by Finn Russell (E), 40’ penalty by James O’Connor (A).
Partial result: Scotland 7 – Australia 3.
SECOND TIME POINTS: 44 ‘try by Rob Leota and conversion by James O’Connor (A), 59’ try by Ewan Ashman (E), 65 ‘penalty by James O’Connor (A), 69’ penalty by Finn Russell (E).
Final score: Scotland 15 – Australia 13.
Yellow: PT: Alan Alaalatoa 37 ‘(A).
Basketball court: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.
Referee: Romain Poite (France)