Australia U20 10 - 15 Scotland U20: Young Scots stun Aussies

Scotland got off to a blistering start at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship, defeating Australia 15-10 in Salford.

Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 8:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 9:17 pm
Scotland's Darcy Graham, right, celebrates after scoring what turned out to be the winning try against Australia at the Under-20 World Championship at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford. Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire

Darcy Graham’s 63rd-minute try sealed the win for the young Scots in a gripping match at the AJ Bell Stadium.

John Dalziel’s side face England next, at Manchester City’s academy ground on Saturday.

Scotland have already beaten England in this season’s Under-20 Six Nations game and will go into the match with great confidence.

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indiscipline costs the Australians dear in Salford and they played most of the second half with 14 men after centre Campbell Magnay was shown a red card for picking up a second yellow in the 44th minute.

His first offence came as early as the fifth minute when he was sin-binned for a dangerous tackle.

Scotland’s Adam Hastings put Scotland ahead with an 18-th minute penalty but Australia hit back six minutes later with a try from lock Izack Rodda, which Mack Mason converted.

The Aussies led 7-3 at the break but the game swung Scotland’s way following Magnay’s dismissal. Two minutes later Zander Fagerson powered over for a try to edge Scotland a point ahead. Hastings missed the conversion.

Mason put Australia back in front 11-7 with a penalty but with 17 minutes to go winger Graham sped through the Aussie defence and touched down for the winning try which Hastings converted from the touchline.