Douglas, pictured playing for the Gold Coast Titans earlier this year, has now played three internationals for Scotland. He scored his first international try against the USA this morning.
Douglas, pictured playing for the Gold Coast Titans earlier this year, has now played three internationals for Scotland. He scored his first international try against the USA this morning.

Douglas scores first international try in World Cup win

Yamba's Luka Douglas scored his first international try to help lead Scotland to a 22-8 comeback win over USA.

Down 8-0 at half time in their Rugby League World Cup match at AJ Lee Stadium, Salford, Scotland rallied through tries to Brett Phillips and man of the match Brett Russell, which was converted by Danny Brough, to take a 10-8 lead in the 56th minute.

The Clarence Valley's time to shine came in the 62nd minute, when Douglas took a seemingly straight forward hit up from a penalty tap.

It would end up being a career highlight for Douglas, who crashed through weak defence to score his first try on the international try.

A last minute try to Bravehearts winger Alex Hurst rubbed salt into the United States' wounds, with Super League Man of Steel (similar to the NRL's Dally M) Brough nailing the sideline conversion to give a 22-8 scoreline.

Scotland face a nervous wait to see if they qualify for the quarter finals, needing Tonga to beat Italy on Monday morning (AEST) to progress. USA topped Group C and will most likely play Australia in the quarter final.

If you ask me, the Tomahawks were cursed after The Wiggles released their support for the side. You can watch the catchy "Shock The World" here.



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