The Australian national rugby union team is the representative side of Australia in rugby union. The national team is nicknamed the Wallabies. Australia is one of the top rugby sides in the world and have won the Rugby World Cup two times (1991 and 1999) as well as appearing in the 2003 RWC final.
In shocking conditions things were always going to be tough, but the Australians looked miserable and clearly didn't enjoy cold and the rain.
Scotland struck with the last kick of the game to claim a 9-6 win over Australia in their one-off Test in New South Wales.
Scotland have shocked Australia in awful wet conditions with a 9-6 victory thanks to a last-gasp penalty from flyhalf Greig Laidlaw in Newcastle at Ausgrid Stadium.
The Wallabies will be heavy favourites against Scotland in their season opener in Newcastle on Tuesday, but wary of a repeat of one of their blackest days against this year's Six Nations wooden-spooners in their last encounter.
Australia coach Robbie Deans has named a new-look squad for Tuesday's clash against Scotland - with five players set to win their first caps.
Western Force skipper David Pocock will become the 79th man to lead Australia in a Test match after being named as captain of the Wallabies for Tuesday's season-opening Test against Scotland in Newcastle.
Tri-Nations champions Australia have been hit by yet another injury blow just days before their international season kicks off.
Brumbies captain Ben Mowen has joined the Wallabies squad as cover for Western Force No.8 Ben McCalman, who is suffering with a shoulder injury ahead of the Test against Scotland on Tuesday.
There is no doubt that injuries have played havoc with Robbie deans' selection options - even forcing him to name a new captain.
Neil Jenkins believes Wales will face the current "second-best side" in world rugby when they tackle Australia Down Under.
Wallabies utility back Kurtley Beale may take some part in Australia's June Tests against Wales after his shoulder injury was found to be less serious than first thought.
Cheetahs flyhalf Sias Ebersohn has signed a two-year contract with the Western Force as their foreign developing player, which indicates that he wants to play for Australia.
Flanker David Pocock has been backed to lead Australia in their summer Tests by World Cup winners George Gregan and Simon Poidevin.
Kurtley Beale has been ruled out of Australia's upcoming Tests against Scotland and Wales after learning he requires shoulder surgery.
The Australian Under-20 squad on Monday departed for South Africa, ahead of the IRB Junior World Championship being held from June 4 to June 22.
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