Fantastic rugby win for Scots as they beat Australia 9-6


Scotland have beaten Australia in what will go down as one of the most incredible performances in their rugby history.

The 9-6 win was sealed with the last kick of the ball after the Scots had repelled an onslaught by the Aussies throughout the second half.

In a tight affair fought in awful conditions the Scots took the game to Australia in the first half.  The wind at their backs saw Scotland take the first half spoils 6-3 with two penalties against one.

The second half saw the Australians pick up the pace and it looked ominous for Scotland when an Australian penalty within the first couple of minutes levelled the scores at 6-6.

Thereafter it was a backs to the wall situation for the Scots as only some incredible defensive tackles kept the Australians out.  A couple of long range Australian penalties missed the target and a late drop goal from the Wallabies went wide as the match looked to be heading for a draw.

However, with four minutes to go a blunder by the Australians saw them kick the ball dead from within their own half.

From the ensuing scrum the Scots ran the ball wide gaining valuable territory.  Two more scrums led to the under pressure Australians commiting two offences and as the clock passed 80 minutes a penalty was awarded to Scotland.

Greig Laidlaw’s kick soared through the uprights and an historic win was sealed.