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Player ratings: Houdini act

Australia trailed by a solitary point at half-time, despite outscoring the Scots by three tries to one before the sides traded scores in the second half. The Wallabies were under the pump in the closing minutes, trailing by two points with two minutes remaining.


However, the man they call 'The Iceman' stepped up to slot a 79th minute penalty to clinch the win.

Tauriq Ebrahim rates the Australian players!

15 Kurtley Beale

Excellent performance that saw him getting involved with every attack and getting over the gainline with regularity.


14 Adam Ashley-Cooper

Certainly honoured the memory of his close friend with a typical workman-like effort.


13 Tevita Kuridrani

Big carries, big tackles, big player.


12 Matt Giteau

Crashed hard with the ball and found a few gaps in a good run-out in his 100th Test.



11 Drew Mitchell

Benefited from being in the right place at the right time on two occasions but was otherwise null and void.


10 Bernard Foley

Had a day he would like to forget with the boot while his positional play was no better. It was his late penalty that sealed the victory though.


9 Will Genia

Gave the world a glimpse of his best form with quick, quality service. He did, however, make the odd mistake.


8 Ben McCalman

Strong tackles and a massive work rate all over the park as he flung his body around.



7 Michael Hooper

Was found wanting on a few occasions and looked a far cry from his usual self.


6 Scott Fardy

Did his best to provide the grunt that was needed but was kept reasonably quiet.


5 Rob Simmons

The less said about his performance, the better. Too many errors.


4 Kane Douglas

Did all the hard labour at most of the breakdowns and kept the pressure on his opponents at line-out time.


3 Sekope Kepu

Massive defensive effort but that was pretty much all he offered.


2 Stephen Moore (captain)

Would have liked a better performance in his 100th Test match.


1 Scott Sio

Gave away far too many penalties at scrum time but offered some grunt with a few hard carries and big tackles.



16 Tatafu Polota-Nau (on for Moore, 62 mins)

Came on, ran around, that's all.


17 James Slipper (on for Sio, 50 mins)

Made an immediate difference at scrum time to stabilise things for the Aussies.


18 Greg Holmes (on for Kepu, 54 mins)

Forced into defensive work and scrum time only but held his own to regain the ascendency.


19 Dean Mumm (on for Simmons, 65 mins)

Not enough time to be rated.

20 Sean McMahon

Not used.

21 Nick Phipps (on for Genia, 71 mins)

Not enough time to be rated.

22 Matt Toomua

Not used.

23 Quade Cooper

Not used.

By Tauriq Ebrahim



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