EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Australia was halfway to a grand slam after beating Scotland 23-22 from behind with five minutes left in regulation and a man down at Murrayfield on Saturday.
The Wallabies never led on the scoreboard until the 76th minute, when Bernard Foley converted tackle-busting center Tevita Kuridrani's try beside the right post of a thrilling match.
The win was deserved; a desperate Australia dominated the second half, but undermined its effort with poor decisions against a Scotland side which brought an energy, inspiration and game plan that Wales failed to deliver against the Wallabies last weekend.
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Australia was out-scored three tries to two, but Scotland wilted under considerable pressure – especially in the scrums – and Foley was perfect from the tee, making all five of his goalkicks.