Last night the World Cup holders showed their class with a thumping win over Scotland in Coventry.
The Aussies averaged a point per minute in the first 40 minutes going into the break 40-0 ahead of the bravehearts who were simply unable to stop the tide of tries.
In the second half though things got even better for Mal Meninga’s side as they racked up a further 44 points to come away with an 84-0 win and all but secure a place in the quarter-finals where a meeting with the winner of Lebanon vs Ireland tomorrow is more than likely.
Among the try scorers against the Scots was Campbell Graham who, although born in Sydney, could represent Scotland as well due to the fact his father is from Glasgow.
Meanwhile, his mother is from Coventry so it was a special night as he scored for Australia against Scotland in Coventry.
Speaking of Coventry, many questioned why there was a game being played there and why in such a big stadium with many expecting a poor attendance that would be exacerbated by too many empty seats which could deter viewers on the BBC from buying tickets themselves.
However, that wasn’t the case as the fixture recorded one of the best attendances of the tournament so far reaching a five figure total.
10,276 fans were in the ground to watch some of the world’s best players including the likes of Nathan Cleary – who made his debut for Australia – and Cameron Munster.
They certainly got their money’s worth with some amazing tries and tries galore in general.
It ultimately proves who the tournament is helping to grow the game in new areas.