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Thornton helps Scotland beat Australia to claim fifth spot

Scotland came from 10-0 down to beat Australia 24-17 to finish fifth in the Junior World Cup.
With the game headed for extra time, Scotland snatched victory thanks to Charlie Shiel’s second try in the final minute.
Hull’s George Thornton started at prop for the fifth straight game and played the whole game with the exception of a four minute break midway through the second half.
Australia were first to score thanks to 10 points from Harrison Goddard who scored a try, conversion and a penalty.
Trailing 10-0 with half-time approaching, Eastgate landed one of his two penalties to leave the Scots trailing 10-3 at the break.
Robbie Nairn’s try and Eastgate’s conversion drew the Scots level at 10-10, 10 minutes into the second half.
Scotland were on top and took the lead for the first time in the decider in the 56th minute when Shiel went over.
Eastgate’s conversion made it 17-10 to Scotland.
Australia weren’t going to concede defeat and rallied immediately when Goddard converted his second try of the game to restore parity at 17-17.
With time running out, Scotland launched one final attack and it paid dividends when Shiel crashed over for a very famous try.
The game was won and amidst the celebrations Eastgate nailed the conversion to seal a 24-17 win and fifth place – the highest Scotland had ever achieved in the tournament.

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