Gregor Townsend praises ‘fantastic’ Scotland

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend was a happy and proud man after watching his players beat Australia 24-19 in Sydney.

British and Irish Lions call-up Finn Russell signed off from Scotland duties with 11 points from a try and three conversions, as Duncan Taylor and Hamish Watson also touched down.

Israel Folau crossed over for a brace of first-half tries for the hosts, with Bernard Foley’s conversion making it 17-12 at the break as they recovered from being 10-0 down. Will Genia scored Australia’s third midway through the second half but the visitors held on for the win.

Scotland sprung a surprise on Australia by securing a 24-19 victory in Sydney on Saturday

Gregor Townsend was full of praise for his Scotland players at the end of the game

It was Scotland’s second successive triumph over the Wallabies Down Under,…

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