Nov 3, 2013 at 4pm UK at ‚ÄčMeggetland Stadium

Result: Scotland, Italy share thriller

Scotland and Italy draw 30-30 in their Rugby League World Cup match at the Racecourse Ground this afternoon.

Scotland and Italy have played out an entertaining 30-30 draw in their Rugby League World Cup match.

Danny Brough kicked Scotland into an early lead before Matty Rusell scored their first try of the afternoon in the 20th minute.

Four minutes later they extended their advantage with a try from Kane Linnett, with Brough kicking over again.

Matthew Russell of Scotland celebrates his try during the Scotland v Italy Rugby League World Cup Group C match at Derwent Park on November 3, 2013© Getty Images

Cameron Ciraldo scored Italy's first try of the contest and Joshua Mantellato converted to bring them back into the game.

They closed the gap to within two points thanks to a try from Raymond Nasso with Mantellato converting.

Danny Addy went over to extend the Scot's lead going into half time, with Brough kicking over.

After the break, Nasso went over and Mantellato converted, before Brett Hellewell scored Scotland's fourth try of the game and Brough kicked over.

The Italians then took the lead Chris Centrone and Anthony Minichiello scored tries with Mantellato converting on each occasion.

With 10 minutes to go, Scotland levelled the scores with their fifth try of the match through Hellewell, but Brough was unable to convert and the game finished in a draw.

Italy's Aidan Guerra celebrates with his team after scoring the opening try against Wales during their World Cup match on October 26, 2013
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