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Foley’s last-minute penalty seals victory for Australia

Wallaby flyhalf Bernard Foley celebrates the successful penalty which won the match for Australia. Photo: World Rugby

Wallaby flyhalf Bernard Foley celebrates the successful penalty with skipper Stephen Moore which won the match against the Scots. Photo: World Rugby

Fly-half Bernard Foley struck a last-ditch penalty just 30 seconds from the end to clinch Australia a 35-34 victory over Scotland in a Twickenham quarter-final awash with eight tries, drama and controversy.

With his team trailing 34-32 after an interception try from Scotland centre Mark Bennett in the 73rd minute, Foley snatched victory for the Wallabies who scored five tries to Scotland’s three to make the semi-finals an all-southern hemisphere affair for the first time in the history of the World Cup. Australia will take on Argentina in the last four, while New Zealand meet South Africa.

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Horne late show sinks Springboks

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau scored early. Photo: Skysports

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau scored early. Photo: Skysports

A late converted try from Rob Horne saw the Wallabies score their first win of the Rugby Championship as they came from behind to beat South Africa 24-23 at Patersons Stadium in Perth.

It went right down to the wire as the Boks, who had led for 38 minutes of the second-half were left to lick their wounds ahead of facing New Zealand.

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Foley reveals how he kicked winner

The moment: Bernard Foley puts boot to ball in the hope of winning the title. Photo: Getty Images

The moment: Bernard Foley puts boot to ball in the hope of winning the title. Photo: Getty Images

When the Waratahs were awarded a penalty inside the last minute of Saturday’s night Super Rugby final against the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium, NSW five-eighth Bernard Foley didn’t flinch.

He immediately stepped up to take the kick – even though from 43-metre the attempt might be slightly out of his range.

With the score at 32-30 in the Crusaders’ favour, he knew the game hung in the balance and only he could save the day.

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Late kick wins title for Waratahs

Tahs' celebrate Adam Ashley-Cooper's (getting off the deck) try. Photo: Skysports

Tahs’ celebrate Adam Ashley-Cooper’s (getting off the deck) try. Photo: Skysports

A last-minute penalty from Bernard Foley saw the Waratahs win the 2014 Super Rugby title, prevailing 33-32 against the Crusaders on Saturday.

Foley was the hero for the Sydney side as his 45 metre strike – following Crusaders flanker Richie McCaw having been caught offside at ruck time – secured the ‘Tahs a first competition triumph.

It was deserved as the regular-season winners held off a spirited Crusaders fightback in the second-half after leading handsomely early on.

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