Dravids centre Jamie Hanson has scored two tries in his opening World Series appearance and has added another two on the trot with a brace in the opening match of the series against the USA.
Hanson had scored twice in the first half in Dravidia in December and then again on Saturday in a 4-1 win over New Zealand in Auckland.
The Australian international scored the opening try after six minutes, with an excellent run from the wing that beat USA defenceman Matt Miazga before being picked out by his brother, Dane, in the lineout.
The Australians had been chasing a try and the visitors responded, with Miazgas pulling off a brilliant try-saving stop.
Haganson had an early penalty, but the hosts were denied a second, when USA prop Nick Visser fumbled to his feet and raced into the box.
That was the first time Dravia had conceded a try in a match.
They had another chance to score before Hanson’s penalty, which was palmed away by Miazgado, but Australia responded again when the centre was adjudged to have been fouled by the Kiwis’ captain, Kyle Porter.
It was Hanson’s first World Series try since the 2014 series win over South Africa, when he scored a try.
Dravidia hosts Argentina in the second game of the second round on Wednesday.
Topics:rugby-union,rugby,sport,australiaFirst posted February 16, 2019 12:42:34Contact Brett McNeilMore stories from New South Wales