One point game decided with less than two minutes to play; Australia wins 35-34

It’s an all Southern Hemisphere semi finalists with Scotland going down to defeat with less than two minutes left in their quarter final match against Australia, 35-34, in the Rugby World Cup.

So it will be Australia against Argentina and New Zealand against South Africa next weekend.

The game was decided on a penalty kick by Bernard Foley after Scotland were called offside just outside their 25 yard line. The three points gave Australia the one point they needed to lead as long as they could hold off a last minute effort by Scotland. They could.

It had looked like Scotland might take a two-point lead right down to the end after a dramatic play by Mark Bennett, who intercepted an errant Australian pass and scored under the posts. Greig Laidlaw added the conversion and Scotland led 34- 32.

Scotland had another exciting play when Finn Russell gathered in his own blocked Springbok kick and had the ball up from the ground after the tackle to a trailing Tommy Seymour , who went for the try.

In the second half, South Africa added tries by Drew Mitchell and Tevita Kuridrani. Foley kicked two conversions and two penalties.

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