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Australia 84-0 Scotland: Highlights as the Kangaroos rack up scoreline

Australia showed all their class as they absolutely dominated Scotland in Coventry.

With six debutants playing for the Kangaroos, they all laid down their markers for the tournament as Mal Meninga will now have selection headaches trying to work out his best 17.

For Scotland this humbling result leaves their hopes in this World Cup hanging on by a thread, with an Italy win against Fiji enough to send them home.

Josh Addo-Carr opens the scoring in the corner

After lots of early pressure, Josh Addo-Carr opens the scoring after a fantastic floated pass from debutant Nathan Cleary. After a good defensive set from the Kangaroos which give them good field position, Scotland’s defence eventually gave way falling behind after five minutes.

Nathan Cleary magic again

After making metres for fun, a quick dart from dummy half Harry Grant gave Australia a quick play of the ball which they then turned into points. Nathan Cleary received the ball at first receiver and played a smart pass to send Jack Wighton over to score with ease.

Nathan Cleary kicking game killing Scotland

After placing a swirling high ball in the set before which was just about dealt with by full back Alex Walker, Cleary again opted for the up and under kick which the Bravehearts couldn’t deal with for a second time. After a drop from winger Walmsley a scramble for the ball ended with Angus Crichton touching the ball down. A great start to his Australia career for Cleary with three try assists.

Campbell Graham scores against the team he was set to represent

With only 22 minutes on the clock, Graham made it four tries for Australia as they stay on pace for a point a minute. Graham was set to represent Scotland at this World Cup before his selection in Mal Meninga’s side and he came back to haunt the Bravehearts with a score.

Cleary scores great solo try

After putting three tries on a plate for his teammates, provider turned to scorer as debutant Cleary got his name on the scoresheet to continue his excellent debut. Although they will face tougher competition as the tournament progresses, Cleary is laying down a marker to stay the Kangaroo half back for the rest of the tournament.

“The Fox” Addo-Carr shows his speed leaving Scotland players in his wake

With Scotland in good field position for the first time in the half they make another mistake knocking on after a big tackle from Cameron Munster. The ball then made its way over to winger Josh Addo-Carr and after that it was game over with the speedster showing his pace to race away and score.

Australia pick up where they left off in second half

After a massively one-sided first half, the Kangaroos didn’t take their foot off the gas in the second half as captain James Tedesco crossed to score. Tedesco made a strong break to give Australia good field position and he was the one to capitalise a couple of plays later to continue their dominance. Only one set later, they scored again through Ben Hunt after a poor defensive play allowed Munster to feed Hunt who crossed untouched to bring 50 points up.

Linnett sin-binned for Scotland

The evening went from bad to worse for Scotland with their experienced outside back Kane Linnett sinbinned for a dangerous tackle on Cameron Munster. With Scotland struggling to keep Australia at bay with 13 men on the field, the task became even harder with 12 and the Kangaroos scored almost immediately through Campbell Graham.

Burton another to score on debut

With Scotland down to 12 men, Australia continued to pile on the pressure and after coming close multiple times Matt Burton slides over in the corner. The ball was moved through the hands until the had the numbers for the Canterbury stand off score untouched in his first appearance for the green and gold.

Campbell Graham completes hat trick on debut

With the Scotland defence tiring, Australia continued to come forward as the scoreline started to look more like a cricket score. After being expected to play for the Bravehearts at this tournament, Graham ended up scoring a hat trick against them as he grabbed his third with relative ease after Australia worked the numbers on the short side well.

Australia save the best till last

After scoring so many tries, the Kangaroos saved their best till last as Canterbury Bulldogs Matt Burton and Josh Addo-Carr combined for a try of the highest order. With the ball looking destined for the touchline, Matt Burton chased the lost cause and produced a moment of magic as he passed the ball back between his legs to Addo-Carr. The speedy winger still had work to do as he put a deft kick in behind and showed his pace to race away and score his fourth of the match.

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