15. Stuart Hogg: 7 – played his usual game, attacking from deep however he never truly got the chance to cut free and probably should have looked to mix his game up more, he has a big boot and had opportunities today to turn Australia.
14. Sean Maitland: 6 – not a bad game but was quiet with little ball. Solid in defence but he’ll have better days as an attacking threat.
13. Huw Jones: 9 – outstanding, dangerous performance on his first start for his country. Two tries and full of energy throughout, he can be a very happy man at his own performance. The 13 jersey is his for now.
12. Alex Dunbar: 7 – good first half but less noticeable in attack in the second. Strong in defence and had to put in plenty of tackles in the second 4o minutes. A solid performance, almost back to his best.
11. Tim Visser: 7 – started slowly but came into game as it wore on. Was probably Scotland’s best attacking threat in the second half.
10. Finn Russell: 8 – A good game for the flyhalf who kept Australia really honest with his probing play, mixing up kicks and darting runs. A very cute chip created the first try and one crunching tackle on Foley (which was only just on the legal side of being late) that he really felt put a bit of a marker down.
9. Greig Laidlaw: 7 – directed play in his usual manner but needs to offer more of an attacking threat. Will be kicking himself for the missed conversion off the post (by a lick of paint, he said afterwards) but still a great general on the pitch.
1. Allan Dell: 7 – Very solid debut, held his own in the scrum and was strong in the loose with some good carries at the end of the first half. Looks like he will have a long career at this level.
2. Ross Ford: 6 – A quiet day on his 100th cap. Reasonable enough, no major mistakes but he can offer more. We’ve said that before. About 99 times.
3. Zander Fagerson: 6 – A good second cap, did enough in the scrum and had a couple of good carries. Will have learnt a lot from playing this class of opposition in front of a packed, noisy crowd. Still staggeringly young for a tighthead.
4. Richie Gray: 6 – kept on working, good at the lineout and as ever put in a big shift when he got the ball. Had little chance in second half to drive at the Australian defence.
5. Johnny Gray: 7.5 – like his big brother put in a huge effort, good at the breakdown and never gave the Australians a minutes peace. Deserved his try and continues to go from strength to strength.
6. John Barclay: 8 – A great game for Barclay, was a total mongrel at the breakdown and ran all over the park until he was broken. He looks like he’s cemented his position in that back row once again.
7. Hamish Watson: 7 – Treated Australia with very little respect and has no right to knock over some of the guys he does. Took his Edinburgh form onto the international stage and will continue to grow at this level given the chance which the injury to Hardie may well provide.
8. Ryan Wilson: 5 – went off early with an injury, however did make a ricket of a restart early doors.
16. Fraser Brown: 6 – Defensively strong when he came on and carries with similar strength.
17. Gordon Reid: 5 – Struggled in the scrum when he came on and gave a penalty away with pretty much his first touch.
18. Moray Low: 6 – not on for long, couple of decent carries. Secured a scrum free kick to give Scotland one final attack.
19. Grant Gilchrist: 6 – due to injury he ended up playing on the blindside where he actually did ok.
20. John Hardie: 6 – was playing well in combination with Watson and gave Scotland a dynamic back row. Took a bad looking leg injury so we may not see him again anytime soon.
22. Pete Horne: 5 – only on for a couple of minutes, didn’t get much to do.
Not used: Ali Price, Rory Hughes