Aussie Drew Mitchell one try away from joining Lomu and Habana

Australia wing Drew Mitchell is one try away from joining rugby royalty Jonah Lomu and Bryan Habana on top of the list of World Cup try scorers.

His double in the Wallabies' controversial victory over Scotland yesterday were his 13th and 14th World Cup tries, putting him one behind All Blacks great Lomu and Springbok flyer Habana.

Mitchell's impressive tally comes from 11 matches, having taken part in the 2007 and 2011 tournaments, the latter cut short by a hamstring injury.

He returned to the gold jersey after a three year absence, notching up four more tries in the current tournament ahead of Monday's semi-final with Argentina.

Personal milestones mean little to the 31-year-old, however, if his side failed to push on to the final.

"I left a couple out there probably," Mitchell told the Sydney Morning Herald of the Scotland clash. 

"But to be honest, that would mean nothing if we didn't go on with things. I really enjoy scoring tries, it's a nice thing to do.

"But I much prefer team success and if that's a by-product of it, then great. But it's more for other people to comment on, not me."

Habana can add to his tally when South Africa play the All Blacks on Sunday (NZT 4am).