Scotland’s rugby stars stun Australia with 24-19 win
by Press Association
June 17, 2017, 10:21 am
SCOTLAND secured a stunning 24-19 victory over Australia in Sydney thanks to tries from Duncan Taylor, Finn Russell and Hamish Watson.
Russell, who along with team-mate Allan Dell has been called up to the British and Irish Lions squad, added the extras to each touchdown with Greig Tonks’ early penalty the other Scottish score.
It was Scotland’s second successive win Down Under, having also beaten the Wallabies at Newcastle in 2012.
Israel Folau crossed over for a brace of first-half tries for the hosts, with Bernard Foley’s conversion making it 17-12 at the break as they recovered from being 10-0 down. Will Genia scored Australia’s third midway through the second half but the visitors held on for the win.
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