Scotland vs Wallabies highlights: Spring Tour Test live scores, blog

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    Scotland vs Australia

    International, 26 November, 2017

    BT Murrayfield
    Fulltime - Scotland 53, Australia 24
    Scotland   Australia
    53 FINAL SCORE 24
    8 TRIES 4
    5 CONVERSION KICKS 2
    1 PENALTY GOALS 0
    0 DROP GOALS 0
     
     
    Referee: Pascal Gauzère
    Touch judges: John Lacey & David Wilkinson
    TMO: Graham Hughes

    Match result:

    The Wallabies have ended their spring tour in humiliating fashion, slumping to their biggest-ever loss to Scotland at Murrayfield.

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    Final score
    Scotland 53
    Australia 24

    Match preview:

    The Wallabies were humbled by England last start, and lost to Scotland last time they met. They’ll be looking to even the ledger at Murrayfield on Sunday morning. Join The Roar for a live blog from 1:30am AEDT.

    Scotland pushed the All Blacks all the way last weekend, and were desperately unlucky not to record a win against the world champions.

    They’ll be licking their lips at the prospect of tackling Michael Cheika’s men, who will be themselves smarting from a drubbing at the hands of a clinical England outfit last start.

    No Australia fan will easily forget what happened the last time these two sides met down under in June, with the Scots emerging as surprise victors.

    Australian rugby was in a very different state at that time, however, recent wins over the All Blacks, and a solid rugby championship should buoy them to better things this time around.

    In team news, Scotland have made four changes to the side that was downed 22-17 by the All Blacks last week.

    Grant Gilchrist comes into the front row, whilst Ryan Wilson and Simon Berghan will bring some grunt to the pack, checking in at number(s) eight and five respectively.

    The backline is unchanged bar Sean Maitland, who slots in on the left wing.

    For Australia, Stephen Moore plays his final Test match, slotting back into the starting fifteen at hooker.

    The other changes are on the bench, most notably with the inclusion of young gun Taniela Tupou at prop. Tetera Faulkner, Lukhan Tui, Lopeti Timani and Henry Speight all return on the pine.

    Where the game will be won
    Who wants it more?

    It’s the last game of a gruelling 12-month window for both sides. It’s never going to be difficult to get up for a Test match, but it will be a test of tired bodies and minds as to who can dominate for extended periods of time, controlling the game.

    It will be a tight contest. Whoever is genuinely up for it more, will win. Simple.

    Prediction
    Australia have a point to prove, while Scotland is in a purple patch at the moment. I think Cheika’s men are a better side, and will just nose the Scots in a close one.

    Australia by 5

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