18 June 2017
London Irish duo Greig Tonks and Gordon Reid helped Scotland move up to fifth in the world rankings with a stunning 24-19 victory over Australia in Sydney.
Tries from Finn Russell, Duncan Taylor and Hamish Watson were enough to secure Gregor Townsend his second win as Scotland Head Coach.
“The last 15 minutes are fresh in the mind and they required a huge effort because the Wallabies had a lot of possession,” Townsend said.
“You could see their line break when we were only five points up in our 22 with the crowd behind them. The effort to get back on the ball, and Alex Dunbar managing to get the turnover, it was fantastic.
“I’m really proud of the players.”
Tonks and Reid have now boarded a flight to Fiji where they will play their third and final game of the summer tour next Saturday.
Australia: 15. Israel Folau; 14. Dane Haylett-Petty, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 12. Karmichael Hunt, 11. Eto Nabuli; 10. Bernard Foley, 9. Will Genia; 1. Tom Robertson, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 3. Allan Alaalatoa, 4. Sam Carter, 5. Adam Coleman, 6. Ned Haniganm, 7. Michael Hooper (c), 8. Scott Higginbotham
Substitutes: 16. Stephen Moore, 17. Scott Sio, 18. Sekope Kepu, 19. Rory Arnold, 20. Richard Hardwick, 21. Joe Powell, 22. Quade Cooper, 23. Reece Hodge
Scotland: 15. Greig Tonks; 14. Lee Jones, 13. Alex Dunbar, 12. Duncan Taylor, 11. Rory Hughes; 10. Finn Russell, 9. Ali Price; 1. Gordon Reid, 2. Fraser Brown, 3. Zander Fagerson, 4. Ben Toolis, 5. Jonny Gray, 6. John Barclay (c), 7. Hamish Watson, 8. Ryan Wilson
Substitutes: 16. Ross Ford on for Brown (47′), 17. Allan Dell on for Reid (54′), 18. Willem Nel on for Fagerson (45′), 19. Tim Swinson on for Toolis (72’s), 20. Josh Strauss on for Wilson (57′), 21. Henry Pyrgos on for Price (64′), 22. Ruaridh Jackson, 23. Matt Scott on for Hughes (41′)
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