Wallabies snatch dramatic World Cup win over Scotland 35-34
Bernard Foley breaks Scottish hearts with last-minute penalty
Australia’s Tevita Kuridrani, Adam Ashley Cooper and Kurtley Beale (R) celebrate after the game against Scotland in the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Quarter Final at Twickenham Stadium, London, England - Action Images via Reuters
AFP: Australia’s last gasp win over Scotland made it an all Southern Hemisphere semi-final line up for the first time in Rugby World Cup history on Sunday.
Australia’s 35-34 victory over the Scots at Twickenham saw them seal a semi-final berth back at Twickenham next Sunday against Argentina - who thrashed Six Nations champions Ireland 43-20 earlier in Cardiff.
Two-time world champions South Africa will play defending titleholders New Zealand in the other semi-final also at Twickenham on Saturday.
Australia’s hero, or for the Scottish the anti-hero, was Bernard Foley as he landed a last minute penalty, contentiously awarded by South Africa referee Craig Joubert.
“It’s a penalty and that’s how it works, that’s life,” said Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.
Foley - who failed to land a kick in the first-half and saw a chip blocked and result in a Scottish try in the second period - repeated his heroics of the Super Rugby final last year when he landed a last-minute penalty to break Scottish hearts.