Scotland 53 - 24 Australia: How the Scotland players rated

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Scotland thumped Australia in front of another packed crowd at a buoyant BT Murrayfield, how did the players rate out of ten?

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SEAN MAITLAND - 8

Had to deputise at full-back after Stuart Hogg pulled up in the warm-up but coped magnificently. Scored a second-half solo stunner.

TOMMY SEYMOUR - 6

At fault for Tevita Kuridrani’s second try and was not his usual effective self under the high ball.

The Scotland players celebrate with the Hopetoun Cup. Picture: SNS/SRU Bill Murray

The Scotland players celebrate with the Hopetoun Cup. Picture: SNS/SRU Bill Murray

HUW JONES - 7

Outshone by some of his back-line colleague but kept up scoring run with second-half finish.

PETER HORNE - 7

Called in on the eve of the match for Alex Dunbar but was solid in defence.

BYRON McGUIGAN - 9

Called in to start at the last minute but marked his first Test start with a impressive double.

FINN RUSSELL - 9

Another exceptional display from the fly-half as quick-thinking ran the legs off the Australians.

ALI PRICE - 8

Scored the Scots’ crucial second just before half-time and linked superbly with his flat-mate Russell.

DARRYL MARFO - 6

Mixed bag in the loose. Looked tired towards end of the first half and replaced at the break.

STUART McINALLY - 8

Now clearly Scotland’s best hooker after standing up to the Wallabies muscular pack. Also on the scoresheet.

SIMON BERGHAN - 7

A steady if unspectacular display from on the Edinburgh man’s first international start.

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GRANT GILCHRIST - 7

Showed all the aggression in the loose that was expected of him on his return to the Dark Blues starting XV.

JONNY GRAY - 8

Back to his domineering best as he tackled everything in sight. Capped great display with a try.

JOHN BARCLAY - 8

A true skipper’s performance. Got the try he deserved near the end as he outshone the renowned Aussie back-row.

HAMISH WATSON - 8

Took a sore one when Sekope Kepu thrust an outrageous shoulder barge into his face but battled on magnificently.

RYAN WILSON - 7

Lots of menace and aggression in the loose and ripped the ball out of Australian hands a few times.

REPLACEMENTS - 7

Props Zander Fagerson and Jamie Bhatti added energy where Scotland needed it most as they overran their opponents in the second half.