Pivotal moment: The ball ricochets from Australia's prop Greg Holmes, Scotland's flanker John Hardie, Australia's scrum half Nick Phipps and Scotland's back row forward Josh Strauss challenge for it, leading to a penalty awarded to Australia

Scotland v Australia: Five things we learnt

Scotland went out of the World Cup in heartbreaking fashion, but a late controversial Bernard Foley penalty sent the Wallabies through. We take a look at the inside track


World Cup Highlights: Australia 35-34 Scotland

Scotland went out of the World Cup in heartbreaking fashion, as they led 34-32 with 90 seconds to go but a late controversial Bernard Foley penalty sent the Wallabies into the…

Adam Ashley-Cooper

World Cup 2015: Australia 35-34 Scotland

Australia won a breathtaking quarter-final, with a Bernard Foley penalty with seconds left on the clock. The Wallabies had come out of the traps confidently, playing a controlled, expansive game,…

David Denton

Are Scotland the new Japan?

By Rory Baldwin They say if you’re sitting around a poker table and you can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you. Looking at the quality of performance that was…

Wales v Australia

Wales v Australia – Five things we learnt

It is possible to play well, and lose Rugby is a notoriously complicated game. Yet with laws that sometimes require the use of IBM’s ‘Deep Blue’ computer to decode them,…


World Cup 2015: Wales 6-15 Australia

The first-half was cagey with penalties being trades by both sides, before Dan Biggar had his first miss of the tournament late on in the half to leave the Wallabies,…

Sean McMahon

Australia have a gem in McMahon

Like Georgian props, Springbok locks and Fijian wingers, Australia seem to have a conveyor belt of talent at openside with no end in sight. England felt the full force of…

Wales v Fiji - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

Gatland chancing his arm against Australia

Warren Gatland has never been afraid of making big calls and it’s fair to say he’s made a couple for Wales’ crucial Pool A clash with Australia on Saturday. The…

Great for the eight: Australia celebrate a scrum penalty v England (Photo: Getty Images).

How Australia woke from their scrum nightmare

England prop Joe Marler was then penalised for not scrummaging straight, Bernard Foley kicked the three points and Australia were 20-3 up, with their foot on England’s throats. The rest…