Nov 7, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Meggetland Stadium
Scotland
22-8
USA
FT
Freed, Welch

Result: Scotland secure comeback win

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
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Scotland beat the USA in the Rugby League World Cup with four tries in the second half.

Scotland have beaten the USA in their inter-group Rugby League World Cup match with a second-half comeback.

After a scrappy opening to the game, USA notched the first try after seven minutes when Joseph Paulo offloaded in the left-hand corner to Kristian Freed, who managed to get the ball down.

That was followed up by Taylor Welch, who extended the lead to 8-0 as Scotland pushed for a way back into the match.

The Bravehearts suddenly drew level, however, with two tries in as many minutes. First Brett Phillips stormed through a hole in the USA defence to score, and then Matthew Russell's run resulted in another. Danny Brough then booted over the conversion.

Prop Luke Douglas then found a huge hole in the USA defence to score Scotland's third try in 12 minutes.

Alex Hurst added gloss to scoreline to complete the victory.

Huddersfield's Danny Brough scores the opening try against Wigan during their Super League playoff match on September 12, 2013
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