Scotland under-20s skipper Callum Hunter-Hill was pleased with the way his side dealt with the physicality of the Welsh as they defeated them on Tuesday.

The young Scots created history with a last-gasp 29-25 win over their Welsh counterparts in a thriller at Avchala Stadium, Tbilisi.

It means that Scotland will finish fifth or sixth in the World Rugby Championship – the highest ever finish previously has been eighth. The next match is against Australia on Sunday.

Second-row Hunter-Hill said: “It was a very tough match and the Welsh really came flying at us, they were physical.

“However, we managed to match that and the backs did a great job creating space and scoring tries.”

It was Wales who opened the scoring as they intercepted a wayward Connor Eastgate pass from the set-piece and unleashed back-row Will Jones for the try.

Scotland responded with a try of their own on 14 minutes, when slick handling from the backline allowed Darcy Graham space in the outside channels to run in for the score.

Dalziel’s charges looked upbeat and extended their lead seven minutes later when Ross McCann added another converted try and it was 14-5.

Ioan Nicholas added Wales’ second before a Hunter-Hill try made it 19-12 to Scotland at the break.

Penalties were exchanged and Scotland led 22-18 before Arwel Robson’s well taken converted effort saw Wales sneak ahead 25-22 heading into the closing stages.

Scotland were not in the mood to back down and regained the lead with a try with five minutes left.

Graham scooped up a loose ball and displayed magnificent feet to race home for the match winner. Eastgate had the final say with the conversion.

Scotland’s Alex Craig is pictured

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