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  • Penalty goals: Laidlaw (5),
15 - 21

Australia

  • Folau, Feauai-Sautia,
    Penalty goals: Lealifano (3),
    Conversions: Lealifano,
  • International Match
  • 23rd Nov 2013
  • KO 18:00
  • Ground: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
  • Att: 56,732

Scotland v Australia - Live

Last updated: 23rd November 2013  

Full Time SCOTLAND 15-21 AUSTRALIA

80 Scottish maul makes gradual but slow ground on the left side. Cusiter looking for a half-gap but taken down. Penalty to Australia, won on the deck by Mowen and White boots the ball into touch to confirm the win. A missed chance for Scotland to pick up victory but they lacked the attacking edge to get a try. Australia were missing a huge number of players and Lealiifano missed five kicks, but they still win by six points and move onto Wales.

78 Breakdown penalty won by Fainga'a, White clearing to touch around halfway. Folau named Man of the Match as the Wallaby maul is forced out into touch. Last chance now for Scotland.

77 Gray just about wins the lineout as Scotland look for that converted try to win the match. Weir grubbers the ball through and the chase on Folau forces him into a rushed kick, handing Scotland a promising lineout.

75 Yet again, Lealiifano is wayward with the boot - only 4/9 on the night. Brown wins a penalty at the restart and then Scotland kick deep into Wallaby territory.

72 Scrum reset again and then again before Australia eventually clear. Mis-communication between Lamont and Brown gives Australia an easy penalty, with Lealiifano lining up a shot at goal.

70 Scotland keep coming as Dickinson dances along the left touchline. Low hacks on a poor pass but then just knocks on trying to recover possession. Wallaby scrum on the far touchline.

68 Scottish maul driven back, Cusiter forced to use it and finds Brown. Weir requires two tacklers before Low is shunted back. Space for Seymour down the right touchline who kicks on but too far. Drop out for Australia.

67 Genia off for Australia as White takes his place. Penalty to Scotland, hard work from Gray who has just replaced Gilchrist. Weir kicks into the Australian 22.

65 Lealiifano way off-form with the boot tonight, missing his fourth attempt of the night to keep Scotland in the game. Evans replaces Lamont.

63 Wallabies applying the pressure as gaps open up, Cooper trying to create but his pass is intercepted. Kicked away but Feauai-Sautia runs it back. Chipped kick over the top from Genia as Cooper looks to be tackled off the ball. Scotland with the ball and but Dickinson goes into the ruck and then concede a penalty for Lealiifano to kick at goal.

61 Wallabies attacking back into the Scottish 22 before Seymour secures possession and Cusiter finds touch.

59 Lealiifano's long penalty pings back off the bottom of the right post and Taylor touches down for a drop out to Scotland.

57 Another deep attack for Scotland after Australia clear, the hosts unable to make the most of that man advantage due to Simmons being in the bin. Penalty won there though within range for Laidlaw, nice offload from De Luca to Hamilton in the build-up.

55 Moore's throw is good and Australia clear their lines but only marginally. Macarthur throws in for Scotland but again it's spluttering in a similar manner to last Sunday against the Boks. Not straight, scrum to Australia.

53 Scotland throwing the ball around in their own half, going into Australia territory through Lamont and Denton. Maitland with another great dart before the ball spills into touch on the far side.

Penalty51 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 15-21: Curled in once more by Lealiifano as Murray replaces Low.

50 Penalty won instantly by Australia from the restart, Seymour the guilty party. Lealiifano going for goal out wide on the near side to add more points and handily waste a minute of the sin-bin.

Penalty49 PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 15-18: Gap closes to three as Laidlaw lands his fifth penalty of the night. Key passage now for Scotland with their numerical advantage in personnel.

Yellow Card48 YELLOW CARD, AUSTRALIA, SIMMONS! Mowen combines with Genia who kicks long. Maitland running it back with interest, Scotland's most effective back so far. Penalty to Scotland and a sharp blast of the whistle, Jaco Peyper consulting with his touch judge. Simmons in trouble here... being held at the ruck and tries to free himself with a punch, which unfortunately is illegal. Wallabies down to 14. Laidlaw going for goal.

47 Lineout secured to the tail as Laidlaw goes through the gap in the lineout, but the ball is then lost forward as he offloads to Hamilton. Grant replaced by Dickinson. Australia scrum in their own half on the far side.

45 Scotland running from deep but struggling to find the necessary gaps. Advantage though as the Wallabies go offside. Weir angles a kick near the 22 - good territory here for the hosts.

TRY43 TRY, AUSTRALIA, FEAUAI-SAUTIA! 12-18: Lineout won by Gilchrist and Laidlaw clears. Tomane breaking tackles running the ball back, Wallabies in the Scottish half. Fine move sees Cooper straighten the defence and pass onto Moore to Folau, Cooper looping round before freeing Feauai-Sautia who goes close! The Reds winger isn't held though in the tackle from Maitland and he gets up to score the Wallabies second try in the far corner.

42 Lineout tapped back by Brown - deep pass from Laidlaw to Weir who kicks high and Folau eats it up. The full-back canters into space as Australia get behind the defensive line, but Feauai-Sautia gets his lines confused and takes Genia's pass in touch. Scottish lineout in their 22.

40 Weir begins the second half as Scotland look to make it a hat-trick of wins over the Wallabies. Taken by Genia who responds by finding a good touch.

Half Time SCOTLAND 12-13 AUSTRALIA

40 Pressure scrum for the Wallabies five metres out from their own line in front of the posts. Drive from the left but it's a free kick to Australia as Cooper boots the ball into touch for half-time. Interesting second half ahead, Scotland much improved from last Sunday against the Springboks. Just the one try from Folau but Laidlaw's four penalties have kept the hosts in it. Second half coming up.

38 Brilliant break from Beattie who hits Maitland at pace and Scotland are away! The full-back finds Lamont on the left who is just stopped mere metres out by Folau, Mowen and Hooper. Scotland though recycle and attack through a series of drives from only five metres out. The ball though is lost forward, good rallying defence from Australia and they have a scrum. Thrilling passage, but a key chance missed by Scotland.

35 Scottish maul goes nowhere as Denton carries on his own. Creeping over halfway, Denton there again with a carry and it's a Scottish penalty just inside the Wallaby half. Laidlaw goes quick and then Scotland win another penalty, Laidlaw lining up a shot at goal as the Wallabies get closer to a yellow card.

34 Harris nearly finds Feauai-Sautia with a cross-field chip, but the ball comes back Scotland's way. Kicked long to Cooper who dances his way through a tricky gap and offloads to Feauai-Sautia, but Scotland win the breakdown penalty through Brown.

32 Seymour wins the restart down the right win, but his offload is snaffled by Harris who knocks on in the process. Scotland scrum right on the far touchline. De Luca crashes up in midfield, Weir then fumbles a pass for a scrum advantage to Australia. Kicked through as Maitland just does enough to secure the ball before Laidlaw clears with a box kick.

Penalty30 PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 9-13: Third penalty of the match for Laidlaw as Scotland draw within four points.

29 Scotland seeking a response as Hamilton and Brown carry well off the restart. Advantage played, ball goes out wide to Seymour who chips but the pass to him beforehand was forward. Jaco Peyper again speaks to Mowen, Laidlaw lining up the posts.

TRY27 TRY, AUSTRALIA, FOLAU! 6-13: One missed tackle is all it takes. Turnover ball at the lineout and Cooper finds Folau on an inside ball, breaking the tackle of Grant to score by the right of the posts. Lealiifano converts.

26 Mess of a lineout comes off an Australia hand so Scottish ball - Gilchrist brought crashing to the ground and receiving treatment. Scrappy opening thus far but Scotland's defence has held firm against a versatile Australian attack. Lineout stolen by Mowen - good position for the Wallabies.

25 Restart nearly won by Lamont but it's Australian ball, coming back for the lineout. Genia looking blind for Tomane but no room there. Cooper and Folau combining, before Genia passes deep to Harris who boots it long into touch.

23 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 6-6: All square as Lealiifano lands the penalty from out wide on the far side. Close so far.

22 Long lineout taken by Horwill who was played in the air, so the Wallabies have an advantage. Looking for more as Folau and Feauai-Sautia make ground on the left. Advantage over and then another penalty given, Jaco Peyper talking to Kelly Brown. Lealiifano going for goal.

21 Ford replaced by Macarthur as the hooker faces a pressure lineout inside the Scottish 22. Hits his man and Laidlaw clears with a box kick. Little ground gained and now Australia can attack.

19 Weir's strike also falls short of the posts but Scotland win the ball back from the kick. Space for Taylor who races over the 10-metre line, but Australia have a second breakdown penalty - Genia thinks quickly and taps before kicking a grubber perfectly down the touchline to pin Scotland back.

18 Strike from Lealiifano is poor as it drops short of the posts. Kicks from either side as Weir looks for the angle, Feauai-Sautia running it back for Austraia. Play stopped, foul play report from the touchline. Cooper penalised for a late tackle on Maitland and Scotland have the penalty which Weir is lining up at goal.

16 Simmons plays the ball off the top as Australia have possession. Pitch chopping up already as the Wallabies win a penalty, Scotland pinged for not releasing. Lealiifano lines up a shot.

15 Driving maul from the Scots before Taylor crashes up, but Hooper is straight over the ball to win the penalty at the breakdown. Cooper kicks into touch in the Scottish half.

14 Not straight from Ford, but Australia opt for a lineout instead of a scrum. 40 metres out, but Scotland turn the ball over before Laidlaw's poor kick trickles up the middle of the pitch. Folau then throws a poor pass wide and Scotland win a lineout 40 metres out themeselves.

12 Maitland fields the restart from Cooper - cousin to cousin - as Laidlaw then clears to touch. Australia lineout won by Horwill, working inside the Scottish half. Pace on the ball but Tomane is met by Lamont and the ball bounces into touch on the near side. Scotland lineout.

Penalty10 PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 6-3: The hosts take the lead through Laidlaw's second penalty. Bright start for Scotland after last week's disappointing performance.

9 Safe lineout ball as Hamilton carries hard. Denton follows it up and Scotland are 10 metres out - advantage played. Real momentum and pace to the attack but there's a small knock-on, so we come back for the penalty.

7 Scottish lineout on the edge of their 22. Kepu tries to poach the ball from the back of the ruck but illegally. Scotland penalty, long kick to touch from Weir just over Tomane's head. Promising position for the Scots.

Penalty6 PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 3-3: Straight shot for Laidlaw and the captain makes no mistake.

4 Restart aimed at the Australia 22 and Scotland win the ball back at the ruck, getting a scrum on the left-hand side. Jaco Peyper speaks to both front-rows before we pack down again. Free kick to Scotland - tapped as the hosts attack the 22. Advantage played, going nowhere so we come back for the penalty. Laidlaw lining up a shot at goal.

Penalty2 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 3-0: Wallabies in front as Lealiifano curls the penalty through the middle of the posts.

1 Wallabies attacking as Cooper's pass to Slipper doesn't quite connect, but play on. Advantage played and that's the penalty. Lealiifano going for goal.

0 Quade Cooper gets us underway at Murrayfield. Loose at the back of the ruck straight away and Australia pinch it.

0 One player reaching a notable landmark today is Scotland lock Jim Hamilton, who wins his 50th cap against the Wallabies.

0 For once, Edinburgh is not covered in cascading rain. A cold night though. The lights are dimmed as Flower of Scotland rings out around Murrayfield

0 Australia have named Mike Harris and Christian Leali'ifano in the centres to face Scotland. Injuries and suspensions have deprived the Wallabies of a number of backline options, including Cummins, Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani and Matt Toomua. As a result Harris fills in for the injured Toomua at inside centre, with Leali'ifano completing his return from injury to partner Harris in midfield. Leali'ifano will also take over the goal-kicking duties from starting fly-half Quade Cooper. Chris Feauai-Sautia makes his first start on the left wing at just 20 years of age in place of the Cummins, with Joe Tomane returning on the opposite flank for Ashley-Cooper. The Wallabies forward pack remains unchanged from Dublin.

0 Grant Gilchrist replaces the injured Tim Swinson in Scotland's starting lineup to face Australia. Tommy Seymour, the 25-year-old Glasgow Warriors winger, who marked his Murrayfield international debut with a brace of tries against Japan, has recovered from a leg injury sustained last weekend and will start in the number 14 shirt. The only change to the back division that started against South Africa sees Duncan Weir preferred to his Warriors team-mate Ruaridh Jackson at fly-half. Weir will be winning his eighth cap.

0 Hello and welcome to Murrayfield in Edinburgh as Scotland play host to the touring Wallabies.

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