OTOTM’s player ratings provide a team average of 6.6. The Australia performance was better but the win was everything.
Magnus Bradbury will be the 25th player to make his Scotland debut during head coach Vern Cotter’s 2 ½ years in charge.
OTOTM’s player ratings provide a team average of 7.0 for a good performance which lacked the result to match.
Whatever the venue Scotland v Australia is a fixture that has created plenty of memorable moments over recent years. Matt Giteau’s late, late miss in 2009; Al Strokosch and Jo Ansbro’s celebratory headbutt in 2012; Israel Folau’s stroll through the defence in 2013; Craig Joubert’s left arm pointing to the sky in 2015…Here’s hoping the capacity crowd due at Murrayfield on Saturday get the game they deserve.