New Zealand beat Australia in entertaining encounter

New Zealand beat Australia in entertaining encounter

Two of Scotland's Autumn Nations Series opponents went head-to-head on Thursday, with New Zealand beating Australia at the death, in an entertaining encounter in Melbourne.

A Jordie Barrett try in the final play saw New Zealand win a stunning Bledisloe Cup clash 39-37, but only after high drama.

A late Nic White penalty from distance had capped a remarkable Australia comeback from 16 points behind and looked set to win the game when the Wallabies forced a late defensive penalty close to their own goal-line in the final minute.

That was until French referee Mathieu Raynal decided to punish Bernard Foley for delaying kicking the penalty, and hand New Zealand a five-metre attacking scrum, from which they won the Test.

Scotland will play Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Argentina at BT
Murrayfield on consecutive weekends this autumn, with the first match against Australia on Saturday 29 October.

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