Late penalty helps Scotland stun the Aussies
Greig Laidlaw kicks his late penalty to sink Australia © Getty Images
Greig Laidlaw kicked a late penalty which gave Scotland a 9-6 win away to Australia. In rain-soaked condition Laidlaw put Scotland, coming into the match on the back of seven defeats, 6-0 ahead before the half-hour mark, but Mike Harris replied with a penalty of his own before half-time. Soon after the break Harris kicked Australia level, but he missed a long distance penalty that would have won the match for the hosts. In the final minute Scotland won a penalty from a scrum and Laidlaw held his nerve to secure the victory. "When we had the ball we made the most of it and eventually it came our way," captain Ross Ford said. "It was phenomenal. Australia are a great team and to win away from home is fantastic."
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