Scotland coach Matt Williams predicted that his side were one major win away from turning the corner despite their latest defeat by Australia.
"We are very, very disappointed, which is a good thing considering the quality of the opposition," he said.
"There was some young and naive play, but I take my hat off to my team for effort. One win will make a difference.
"It is the fourth time we have played Australia recently and it shows improvement that we should have won."