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World Cup • Quarter-final
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Australia - Scotland
World Cup - 18 October 2015

World Cup – Follow the Rugby match between Australia and Scotland live with Eurosport. The match starts at 16:00 on 18 October 2015. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.


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80'

Australia 35-34 Scotland - Penalty: Bernard Foley. Foley puts Australia back in front with seconds to go. And that's full time. A famous victory for Australia, and a terrible moment for the Scottish side. The best performance from a Northern Hemisphere side.

78' 

Penalty for Australia as a Scotland player is offside.

77'

Australia collapse a scrum and it's a penalty for Scotland. Just a few moment left now.

75'

Australia 32-34 Scotland. Conversion: Greig Laidlaw. Another easy kick. Nel off for Welsh.

73'

Australia 32-32 Scotland - Try: Mark Bennett. Australia play from right to left, and Bennett is on hand and alert to pluck a pass out of the air, and he puts the ball under the posts.

71'

Phipps on for Genia, and Vernon replaces Horne.

69'

Australia 32-27 Scotland - Penalty: Greig Laidlaw. Laidlaw converts from close range.

68' 

Tim Swinson was the other sub.

67'

Jonny Gray and Cowan off for Strauss and someone else. To be confirmed.

65'

Australia 32-24 Scotland - Conversion: Bernard Foley. Foley is back on form as he converts another try.

64'

Australia 30-24 Scotland - Try: Tevita Kuridrani. He forces his way through a crowd after a lineout high up the pitch.

62'

Polota-Nau on for Moore.

60'

Laidlaw drags his conversion wide of the posts.

58'

Australia 25-24 Scotland - Try: Tommy Seymour. Scotland break with Russell who is hauled down, but he manages to find Seymour, who stays out of the clutches of three Australians to touch down in the corner.

57' 

Holmes appears to be down having treatment on his thigh, but is able to continue.

55'

Kepu off, Holmes on.

54'

Australia 25-19 Scotland - Penalty: Bernard Foley. Foley has a kick from distance, centrally placed, curling between the sticks.

52' 

And here's Maitland back.

50'

Sio goes off with an injury to his right arm, with Slipper in his place.

49'

Australia 22-19 Scotland - Try: Adam Ashley-Cooper. No! Australia look like they've another try on the right wing, but there was a knock-on in the maul, and Scotland have the ball.

48'

Reid is on for Dickinson for Scotland.

47'

Australia 22-19 Scotland - Penalty: Greig Laidlaw. A superb kick from distance puts Scotland within three.

46'

Scotland win a penalty from a scrum on the right.

44'

Australia 22-16 Scotland - Conversion: Bernard Foley. Foley finally puts one over from the wing.

43'

Australia 20-16 Scotland - Try: Drew Mitchell. Out wide to the unmarked Mitchell, and he puts down in space.

42'

YELLOW CARD - There's a knock-on for a Scotland player, and he's cleared on video of doing so deliberately... by my eyes, but not the referee or video judge, who give Maitland a yellow. Nonsense.

41'

We go again.

40+1'

Australia 15-16 Scotland - Conversion: Bernard Foley. Foley misses yet another, and Scotland lead at half-time.

40'

Australia 15-16 Scotland - Try: Michael Hooper. Australia try to drive over the line with a ruck from the lineout. Scotland can't stop them despite their efforts, and Michael Hooper grounds it.

39' 

Australia drive over the 22 with a ruck, which Scotland manage to bring down, and Australia win a penalty after Scotland players come in from the side. They kick for touch.

36' 

Scotland are probing Australia now. With the ball.

34'

Australia 10-16 Scotland - Penalty: Greig Laidlaw. Laidlaw fires over his penalty from a tight angle on the right.

33'

Sio is penalised for collapsing a scrum, about 30 yards out, to the right.

31' 

Australia 10-13 Ireland - Conversion: Bernard Foley. Foley's effort from the left drifts just to the right of the post.

29'

Ireland 10-13 Scotland - Try: Drew Mitchell. Sustained Australian pressure inside the 22. Scotland are holding on so far, but they need to clear soon as Australia keep edging forward. They can't manage it though, and Mitchell is open on the left, and he drives forward down the wing.

27' 

Australia have a penalty in their own half, and Foley finds touch just inside the 22.

26' 

Australia have had 56% of the possession, and you can use handy maths skills to deduce how much Scotland have had.

25' 

It's been a calmer match than the Ireland-Argentina came, but the scoring is still quite regular, with both sides seeming pretty effective.

23' 

Foley plays a chip and chase, but Hogg blocks his run and Scotland can collect easily enough. They clear their lines.

22'

Australia 5-13 Scotland - Penalty: Greig Laidlaw. From 40 or so metres, Laidlaw converts to put his side eight points ahead.

20'

Australia collapse the scrum just inside their half, penalty for Scotland.

19'

Australia 5-10 Scotland - Conversion: Greig Laidlaw. A simple conversion from in front of the post.

18'

Australia 5-8 Scotland - Try: Peter Horner. Scotland move from a maul on the right by simply taking the ball with Horne, who runs straight through two players.

17' 

Scotland are holding their own so far, and Jonny Gray almost breaks through the middle.

14'

Australia 5-3 Scotland: Penalty - Greig Laidlaw sends over an effort from the left wing.

13' 

Scotland have a penalty seven yards out with the Australians reaching in the maul.

10'  

Australia 5-0 Scotland - Conversion: Bernard Foley. Foley drags his conversion wide of the posts from wide.

9'

Australia 5-0 Scotland - Try: Adam Ashley-Cooper is free down the right, with space ahead of him for a simple try.

8' 

Australia win a lineout just over the halfway line, and drive down the left-hand side of the pitch. They gradually inch right.

6'

Denton tries to push forward from the scrum. They need to hoof it away soon. Maitland has room on the right wing to do so.

5' 

Foley attempts to play the ball left just before the tryline, but it's forward and Scotland have a scrum.

4'

Australia have a scrum just in front of the Scottish 22. They switch the ball out to Ashley-Coope on the right who is brought down, and then go back left. They repeat the process, gaining a yard or so each time.

1'

Scotland manage to keep Australia out for the first minute.

15:55 

I'm predicting a 42-5 victory for Australia. Let me know what you reckon.

15:50 

You can find me on Twitter on @lxndrnthrtn if you'd like to comment on the match, and I can use them here if they are neither libellous nor foul-mouthed.

15:45

TEAMS: Scotland: Hogg, Maitland, Bennett, Horne, Symour, Russell, Laidlaw, Dickinson, Ford, Nel, J Gray, R Gray, Cowan, Hardie, Denton. Subs: Brown, Reid, Welsh, Swinson, Strauss, Pyrgos, Vernon, Lamont.

15:40

TEAM: Australia: Beale, Ashley-Cooper, Kuridrani, Giteau, Mitchell, Foley, Genia, Sio, Moore, Kepu, Douglas, Simmons, Fardy, Hooper, McCalman. Replacements: Polota-Nau, Slipper, Holmes, Mumm, McMahon, Phipps, Toomua, Cooper.

15:35 

Australia are clearly heavy favourites, so let's find the teams.

15:35 

There was some good news for the Scots, though: Scotland won their appeal against Ross Ford and Jonny Gray getting banned for dumping a Samoan on his head.

15:30 

The omens don't look good for the Scots: they squeaked through the pool stage with a narrow win over Samoa, and run into an Australia side who've been the best team in the tournament so far. Plus, Scotland have not progressed beyond the quarter-finals at the Rugby World Cup since 1991.

15:25 

With Ireland having been demolished by Argentina, Wales losing narrowly to South Africa and New Zealand nuking France out of existence, we're probably two hours away from the first all-southern hemisphere semi-finals since 1995. And those were the only all-southern hemisphere semis ever.

15:20 

Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Australia v Scotland in the World Cup quarter-finals.