Wales v Australia

Date:

Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Referee: Craig Joubert (SARU)

Attendance: 55,004

Wales v Australia Match Reports

Australia extended their winning run against Wales to 10 matches with a hard fought 33-28 victory at the Millennium Stadium. In a cracking first half of rugby, both teams scored three converted tries. The pace slowed in the second half and, in the closing stages of the match, a drop goal and a penalty from man-of-the-match Bernard Foley edged Australia to victory. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Wales 28-33 Australia - Match Highlights

Wales v Australia Match Stats

Wales (21) 28
Tries: Webb, Cuthbert, Wyn Jones, Penalty
Conversions: Halfpenny (2), Biggar, Priestland

Australia (21) 33
Tries: Folau (2), Kuridrani
Conversions: Foley (3)
Penalties: Foley (3)
Drop-goals: Foley

Man of the Match: Bernard Foley (Australia)

Wales Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Paul James
  • 2 Richard Hibbard
  • 3 Samson Lee
  • 4 Jake Ball
  • 5 Alun Wyn Jones
  • 6 Dan Lydiate
  • 7 Sam Warburton (Captain)
  • 8 Taulupe Faletau

Backs

  • 9 Rhys Webb
  • 10 Dan Biggar
  • 11 Liam Williams
  • 12 Jamie Roberts
  • 13 George North
  • 14 Alex Cuthbert
  • 15 Leigh Halfpenny

Replacements

  • 16 Scott Baldwin
  • 17 Gethin Jenkins
  • 18 Rhodri Jones
  • 19 Bradley Davies
  • 20 Justin Tipuric
  • 21 Mike Phillips
  • 22 Rhys Priestland
  • 23 Cory Allen

Australia Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 James Slipper
  • 2 Saia Fainga'a
  • 3 Sekope Kepu
  • 4 Sam Carter
  • 5 Rob Simmons
  • 6 Sean McMahon
  • 7 Michael Hooper (Captain)
  • 8 Ben McCalman

Backs

  • 9 Nick Phipps
  • 10 Bernard Foley
  • 11 Joe Tomane
  • 12 Christian Leali'ifano
  • 13 Tevita Kuridrani
  • 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
  • 15 Israel Folau

Replacements

  • 16 James Hanson
  • 17 Tetera Faulkner
  • 18 Ben Alexander
  • 19 James Horwill
  • 20 Will Skelton
  • 21 Matt Hodgson
  • 22 Will Genia
  • 23 Rob Horne
 
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