Horne hungry for Australia Test

Date published: November 8 2016

Scotland centre Peter Horne says last year’s World Cup quarter-final loss made the team hungrier for a chance to impress at Test level.

Horne played inside centre that night and scored a try for Scotland, and said the aftermath of the 35-34 loss, as much as disappointment, was a desire for another opportunity.

"I remember a couple of days after when we were coming back up on the train from London to Glasgow thinking games like that make you hungrier for more," Horne told the Australian Rugby website.

"I was just desperate to get another crack, to get another game in a Scotland shirt and play in front of a big crowd like that and try and go a bit better.

"It does just make you hungrier for more. It's great that we are playing them this weekend and we get another crack at them, especially off the back of a brilliant win (against Wales)."

Horne said the perception of Australia’s season had been skewed by defeats to New Zealand but a win against Wales had showed their potential.

"There's been a bit of negative press against them the last couple of months just from losing to New Zealand," he said.

"They showed that on the weekend. They were outstanding.

"Bernard Foley was brilliant, Folau was back to his best and they put away a good Wales side. It'll be a really good test but that's why you play the game. You want to play the best players in the world."