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Josh Addo-Carr leads Kangaroos in World Cup demolition against Scotland


Kangaroos winger Josh Addo-Carr came off a long list of contenders for man of the match in the national team’s 84-nil 15-try win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup in England on Saturday morning.

The 27-year-old scored four tries in a one-sided game in Coventry as the returning champions set their sights firmly on the rest of the tournament.

Addo-Carr scored the first points within six minutes before Scotland fumbled and ran 60 meters down the left flank in the 32nd minute to head in a double at the break.

Josh Addo-Carr beats the Scotland defender on the left side of the Australian team. image: NRL Facebook

As Australia continued to put the foot down, he didn’t touch long-on from the scrum to get his three.

A pariah trick through the legs from Matt Burton from the touchline at the final siren gave Addo-Carr one last glimpse of adding another.

A kick and chase to the ball inches from the death from Ado-Kar halted the onslaught

“I guess I just pulled it out of the hat,” Addo-Carr said after the match.

A clinical display vindicated Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga’s theory about rotating players in the pool stages.

Latrell Mitchell and Reuben Cotter were among the shake-ups to give the six debutants their first international caps.

Despite the changes, Ado Carr was clear that the team has no excuses, so far 2-0 in the tournament.

“We wanted to start the game well, and I thought we front-loaded the energy,” he said.

“It allowed us to score a lot of points.

“It was also because of our own D (defense), we stuck with them in their own end and that set us up for the game.”

“We want to build our own destiny in a Kangaroos jersey and I think we will set the platform tonight.”

Now with six tries under his belt, Addo-Carr’s contribution to the team’s success is simple.

“All I have to do is catch the ball and run fast, that’s it,” he said.

Australia will face Italy on October 30 in St Helens.


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