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Scotland v Australia player ratings

STUART HOGG: Did not have a great deal to do and his quick break set the base for the third Scotland try. 7

SEAN MAITLAND: Missed his tackle when Reece Hodge crossed for Australia. Worked tirelessly. 6

HUW JONES: Dynamic in attack and showed a quick pair of heels for both of his tries. 9

ALEX DUNBAR: Solid in defence and one early break saw him split the Australian defence. 7

TIM VISSER: His break set the platform for Jones' second try and again was solid in defence when called upon. 7

FINN RUSSELL: Superb vision saw him chip into space for the first try. Marshalled his backs well. 8

GREIG LAIDLAW: As always was reliable with the boot and kept things neat and tidy behind the scrum. 7

ALLAN DELL: Put in a strong shift and another Scot who was tireless in defence. 7

ROSS FORD: Was strong in the loose on his 100th cap for Scotland and made all his tackles before being replaced midway through the second half. 7

ZANDER FAGERSON: Part of an impressive Scotland defence that gave Australia very little. 6

RICHIE GRAY: You know what you are getting with him and worked hard in defence. 7

JONNY GRAY: Mr Reliable again with a tireless defensive effort and burrowed over for the third try. 8

JOHN BARCLAY: Switched to number eight when Wilson went off and was one of Scotland's best ball carriers. 7

HAMISH WATSON: Industrious in the loose as Scotland's pack faced up to a strong Australian group of forwards. 7

RYAN WILSON: Only lasted five minutes before he was replaced by Hardie. 5


Hardie was brought into the game early with an injury to Wilson and was always in the thick of the action and was a tireless ball-carrier for Scotland before he was stretchered off himself midway through the second half.

JOHN HARDIE on for Wilson 5.

GORDON REID on for Dell 52.

FRASER BROWN on for Ford 56.

GRANT GILCHRIST on for Hardie 61.

MORAY LOW on for Fagerson 67.

PETER HORNE on for Dunbar 68.


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