Rugby World Cup Stephen Moore: Australia ready for World Cup battle

Stephen Moore says Australia are ready for another tough test at the Rugby World Cup when they face Scotland this weekend.

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Australia captain Stephen Moore says the Wallabies are prepared for another Rugby World Cup battle when they face Scotland in Sunday's quarter-final.

The two-time winners claimed top spot in Pool A with hard-earned victories in their final two matches against England and Wales, and Moore knows their next challenge will be no different.

Australia have only met Scotland once before at a World Cup " in 2003 " when they recorded a 33-16 win in the last eight, but have only beaten them once in their last three meetings.

"It shows you how difficult the task is," said Moore. "They're a quality team, who've shown that in the tournament so far.

"Certainly, every time I've played against Scotland, I've felt it's been a really tough test match.

"These games are really tight and it's the small margins that are going to be important so that's important that we prepare that way."

Scotland booked their place in the last eight with a 36-33 win over Samoa in Pool B " their third win of the tournament " and back Matt Giteau has been impressed with what he has seen of Vern Cotter's side.

He added: "They've been very impressive. Their set-piece game looks very strong, obviously they've got a great goal kicker and captain [Greig Laidlaw] who leads them around really well.

"They look like a very confident team who know what they want, and know the style of rugby they want to play, and they've been executing it very well."

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