Wallabies smash Scots

The Wallabies cruised to a 44-15 victory at Murrayfield on Saturday after leading 16-10 at half-time.

Most Scots predicated a win against the struggling Australians, but were eating their words after the most convincing performance of the Wallabies end-of-year tour.

A try from winger Simon Webster gave the home side a great start, but the Wallabies soon took complete control.

Stephen Larkham scored a try to help give the visitors a 16-10 lead at the break, before a brace from Mark Gerrard ended any hopes of a Scottish second-half comeback.

Hugo Southwell grabbed a fortunate try for the hosts but Stephen Moore and Chris Latham replied with late five-pointers to round off the thrashing.

Scotland – Tries: Simon Webster, Hugo Southwell. Conversion: Chris Paterson. Penalty: Paterson
Australia – Tries: Chris Larkham, Mark Gerrard (2), Stephen Moore, Chris Latham. Conversions: Stirling Mortlock (3). Penalties: Mortlock (3).