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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 November, 2003, 09:32 GMT
Live: Australia 33-9 Scotland

All the action from the second quarter-final in Brisbane.


77 mins: Joe Roff sweeps up the danger as Scotland winger Simon Danielle looks to break for the first time in the match with a kick and chase.

73 mins: Scotland swap hookers, with Gordon Bulloch being replaced by Rob Russell - who immediately gives Australia possession from a line-out.

68 mins: Bruce Douglas goes off and Gordon McIlwham is introduced by Scotland.

66 mins: Two Scotland line-outs five yards from the Australian try-line amount to nothing in the face of some stout defending..

65 mins: Jon Petrie gets his last taste of the World Cup as he comes on for Jason White.

63 mins: Nathan Hines gives away another stupid penalty and Australia opt for a scrum near the try-line, much to the delight of the crowd. David Lyons breaks through a rash of tackles to score. Elton Flatley converts.
Australia 33-9 Scotland

61 mins: Scott Murray comes on for Stuart Grimes as Scotland look increasingly fragile.

58 mins: A handling error from Scotland skipper Bryan Redpath leads to the game's second try when Lote Tuqiri brushes off a series of weak challenges and George Gregan produces a neat kick and collect to score. Elton Flatley again converts.
Australia 26-9 Scotland

53 mins Australian replacement Matt Giteau comes on for Stephen Larkham.

51 mins: With Australia well on top, the Scots give away a cheap penalty and Elton Flatley stretches the hosts' lead.
Australia 19-9 Scotland

50 mins: A drop goal attempt from Australian fly-half Stephen Larkham hits the crossbar.

47 mins: Scotland replace Glenn Metcalfe, who was guilty of a poor tackle that led to the try, with Ben Hinshelwood.

46 mins: Gregor Townsend almost breaks through the Australian line but the ball falls kindly for the hosts and Stirling Mortlock bursts away for the first try of the game. Elton Flatley converts.
Australia 16-9 Scotland

41 mins: Australia start the second half with Matt Cockbain replacing George Smith.

Half time: The Scots end the first half strongly, chasing down the Australians and forcing a number of errors.Australia 9-9 Scotland

38 mins: A wonderful drop goal from Chris Paterson draws Scotland level.
Australia 9-9 Scotland

35 mins: Andrew Henderson is guilty of an early tackle and Elton Flatley has the simple task of knocking the ball over the posts from close range.
Australia 9-6 Scotland

32 mins: Australia are penalised for obstruction and Chris Paterson's less-than-convincing kick creeps between the posts.
Australia 6-6 Scotland

29 mins: Wendell Sailor is warned for throwing a punch at Stuart Grimes but the Scots are unhappy with play being stopped when Kenny Logan was in a promising position.

27 mins: Both sides are guilty of losing possession cheaply in a nervous match littered with mistakes.

19 mins: After another break from the impressive Lote Tuqiri, Australia win a line-out close to the Scottish try-line and following a period of sustained pressure a penalty is awarded in front of the posts. Elton Flatley kicks the hosts back in front.
Australia 6-3 Scotland

14 mins: Scotland are torn wide open by a swift Australian passing move but Mat Rogers fumbles to let the underdogs off the hook.

11 mins: Scotland are awarded a penalty after a scrappy passage of play and Chris Paterson draws Scotland level.
Australia 3-3 Scotland

6 mins: Aussie flyer Lote Tuqiri sets off on a dangerous gallop but is stopped in his tracks by a fantastic Chris Paterson tackle.

5 mins: Scotland winger Kenny Logan is given a bit of daylight but is crowded out by four Australians as he fails to collect his own chip over the try-line.

4 mins: Simon Taylor is penalised for offside and Elton Flatley kicks Australia into an early lead.
Australia 3-0 Scotland

2 mins: The Scots let rip with a few crunching tackles in the opening exchanges.

1005 GMT: Chris Paterson recovers from his pre-match knock to kick off for Scotland.


Scotland are given a pre-match scare when top points-scorer Chris Paterson is helped off the pitch looking dazed after a high ball strikes his head during the warm-up.

Australia scored 90 points when they played Romania on their previous World Cup visit to the Suncorp Stadium.

In the search for points this time, coach Eddie Jones has called up wing Lote Tuqiri and centre Stirling Mortlock.

Scotland will be looking to turn Tuqiri and fellow rugby league converts Wendell Sailor and Mat Rogers with deep kicks.

Jason White is their only change against opponents they have not beaten since 1982, coincidentally in Brisbane.


Australia: M Rogers; W Sailor, S Mortlock, E Flatley, L Tuqiri; S Larkham, G Gregan (capt); B Young, B Cannon, B Darwin; J Harrison, N Sharpe; G Smith, P Waugh, D Lyons.
Replacements: J Paul, A Baxter, D Vickerman, M Cockbain, C Whitaker, M Giteau, J Roff.

Scotland: G Metcalfe, S Danielli, G Townsend, A Henderson, K Logan, C Paterson, B Redpath (capt), T Smith, G Bulloch, B Douglas, N Hines, S Grimes, J White, C Mather, S Taylor.
Replacements: R Russell, G McIlwham, S Murray, J Petrie, M Blair, J McLaren, B Hinshelwood.





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