While the game could have been won more comfortably if Scotland had been able extend their first half performance in the second period, it was
1 – the number of times Scotland have won their opening fixture in the Six Nations.
OTOM’s ratings give a team average of 6.9 for a strong first half and a solid second.
The game that will make or break Scotland’s Autumn Test series…
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.