Wallabies pull off remarkable World Cup win over Scotland

THE Wallabies have pulled off a remarkable come from behind win against Scotland to secure a spot in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals.

The overwhelming favourites heading into Sunday’s match, a shellshocked Australia trailed at halftime and were behind in the dying seconds before getting out of jail to secure a 35-34 win at Twickenham on Sunday.

The match looked to have slipped away when Scotland centre Mark Bennett intercepted a wayward pass from reserve prop James Slipper to race away for the match-winning try six minutes from time.


But a poor lineout from Scotland led to an 80th minute offside penalty, giving Foley a chance at redemption after a forgettable afternoon – in which he missed all three first-half kicks.

Given the chance to win the match, however, he stepped up confidently to boot Australia into a semi-final showdown with Argentina next Sunday (Monday AEDT).

However, despite escaping with a win, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika will have much to think about.

Australia now take on Argentina who enjoyed a comfortable victory in their quarter final beating Ireland 43-20.