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Wallabies vs Scotland highlights: Australia scrape past Scotland in World Cup Quarter-Final

18th October, 2015


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Australia Vs. Scotland

2015 Rugby World Cup, 19 October, 2015

Twickenham Stadium
Australia 35 defeated Scotland 34
Australia Scotland
0/0 DROP GOAL 0/0
Top scorers:
  • Australia - Mitchell
  • D 10pts (2T)*
Important moments:
  • Australia took the lead at the 80 min. mark 2nd half
  • Foley, B (AUS) penalty goal at the 80 min. mark 2nd half
Referee: C Joubert
Touch judges: G Jackson & P Gauzere
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick Off: 2am (AEDT)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Betting: Australia $1.08, Scotland $8.50

1. Scott Sio
2. Stephen Moore (captain)
3. Sekope Kepu
4. Kane Douglas
5. Rob Simmons
6. Scott Fardy
7. Michael Hooper
8. Ben McCalman
9. Will Genia
10. Bernard Foley
11. Drew Mitchell
12. Matt Giteau
13. Tevita Kuridrani
14. Adam Ashley-Cooper
15. Kurtley Beale

16. Tatafu Polota-Nau
17. James Slipper
18. Greg Holmes
19. Dean Mumm
20. Sean McMahon
21. Nick Phipps
22. Matt Toomua
23. Quade Cooper

1. Alasdair Dickinson
2. Fraser Brown
3. WP Nel
4. Tim Swinson
5. Richie Gray
6. Blair Cowan
7. John Hardie
8. Dave Denton
9. Greig Laidlaw (captain)
10. Finn Russell
11. Tommy Seymour
12. Pete Horne
13. Mark Bennett
14. Sean Maitland
15. Stuart Hogg

16. Kevin Bryce
17. Gordon Reid
18. Jon Welsh
19. Alasdair Strokosch
20. Josh Strauss
21. Henry Pyrgos
22. Richie Vernon
23. Sean Lamont
The Wallabies take on Scotland, out to make the Rugby World Cup's final four. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)
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Match Result:

The Wallabies will play Argentina in the semi-finals after edging a brave Scotland. Bernard Foley gave Australia a one-point lead with a penalty kick with one-minute left.

Scotland scored a try from an intercept to take the lead, and from a charge down in the second half to get back in it.

They just wouldn’t lie down.

Australia perhaps took the Scots a little lightly as they were not at their best, as they were against England. But by the skin of their teeth they are still alive!

Final Score:
Australia 35
Scotland 34

Match Preview:

Australia and Scotland meet in London with a Rugby World Cup semi-final place on the line. Join The Roar from 2am (AEDT) for lives scores and commentary from Twickenham.

The two countries tangle in a replay of the 2003 World Cup quarter-final. On that day 12 years ago the Wallabies emerged victorious 33-16 in Brisbane. Michael Cheika will be hoping for a repeat.


Australia topped Pool A after wins over Fiji, Uruguya, England and Wales. They thrashed the Poms, grinded out a close victory over the Welsh, and go into the knockout stage full of confidence after four wins on the trot.


Scotland reached the quarters after finishing second in their pool, behind South Africa. They were brave but beaten by the Boks, and did enough to get past an improving Japan and a physical Samoa.

Forward Ross Ford and Jonny Gray are both playing after their suspensions were overturned. Along with them Scotland possess several match-winners in the form of scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw, fullback Stuart Hogg and former Crusaders winger Sean Maitland.

The Wallabies are missing injured duo David Pocock and Israel Folau, with Ben McCalman and Kurtley Beale to replace them. Dean Mumm has moved onto the bench, with Rob Simmons starting, while Quade Cooper joins the substitutes.

Australia are deserved favourites, as they are one of the form teams at this tournament and won the Rugby Championship this year. Scotland were poor in this year’s Six Nations but have showed some steel in the World Cup.

Vern Cotter’s team will be out to upset the Wallabies, like they did in 2012 and 2009. They will set out to frustrate Cheika’s men – slow the play down, force them back with kicks, clog the breakdown, use choke tackles, and make the match a grinding contest.

If they can limit Australia’s space in the backline, they are a chance of meeting the winner of Argentina or Ireland in the semi-finals next weekend.


Australia by 12 points.

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