Wales 12 - 14 Australia

Match info: International at Principality Stadium, Cardif

Date: 01/12/2012 KO: 14:30 Att: 65,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


PenaltiesHalfpenny (19, 24, 55, 60)



TriesBeale (79)PenaltiesBeale (16, 27, 37)

FT (ht: 6-9)

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  • Wales 12 Australia 14

  • Wallabies captain Nathan Sharpe steps up to take the conversion in his final Test but his effort falls sgort of the cross-bar! This match could have gone either way and Wales' supporters will be heart-broken as this result means that they have now suffered seven defeats in a row. The Wallabies and especially coach Robbie Deans will be relieved as this eases the pressure on him.

  • TRY, AUSTRALIA, BEALE! 12-14. Beale rounds off in the corner after taking a pass from Dennis! Cuthbert makes a galant tackle but it's too little too late! That try seals the win for the Wallabies with the conversion kick to come.

  • Wales try to go on the drive from a line-out on Australia's try-line but the Wallabies do well with a counter-shove which stalls the hosts' momentum.

  • Australia take the ball through the hands with their backs but Beale is caught behind the advantage line and nailed by a big hit from Jonathan Davies1

  • Drew Mitchell does well when he puts in a 40-metre kick which sails into midway between the halfway mark and Wales' 22.

  • Priestland puts Wales back on the attack with a 20-metre grubber kick which rolls into touch inside Australia's 22.

  • Mike Harris gets a chance to draw the Wallabies level after Halfpenny is then penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground. Harris' effort not a good one though and sails just past the uprights.

  • Phillips puts through a gtubber kick which Phipps gathers just outside his 22. He puts in a woeful kick which sails directly into touch.

  • PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 12-9. Hafpenny puts his team back in front after Sharpe is pinned for a ruck infringement.

  • Wales are awarded a penalty inside their half when Barnes plays Alex Cuthbert in the air. Priestland puts in a huge kick which goes into touch 10 metres from Australia's try-line!

  • PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 9-9. Halfpenny makes up for his earlier miss when he lands another spot-kick after Australia's front-row are penalsied for illegal scrummaging.

  • The Wallabies butcher an attack when Ashley-Cooper throws a pass, which is intended for Dave Dennis, into touch inside Wales' 22!

  • Mike Phillips does well when he gathers scrappy line-out ball inside his 22 despite being under pressure from the Wallabies forwards.

  • Roberts puts a chip kick through inside his 22 for Liam Williams to chase but Stephen Moore covers well for the Wallabies when he gets to the ball first.

  • Australia win the ball at a line-out off a Wales throw-in and Nathan Sharpe sets off on a run before offloading to Palu who goes to ground.

  • Wales are on the attak just outside Australia's 22. They set up several phases until Scott Andrews loses possession through a knock on. Berrick Barnes puts the visitors on the attack with a clearance kick which rolls into touch just outside Wales' 22.

  • Rhys Priestland gets the second half started with a deep hanging kick. The Wallabies forwards gather and immediately set up a ruck.

  • Wales 6 Australia 9

  • Halfpenny gets a chance to draw his side level after Beale is pinned for not rolling away at a ruck but his effort is off target!Referee Wayne Barnes blows his whistle to signal half-time and the players head into the sheds. It's been qan entertaining half and Wales have done most of the attacking even though they are still trailing. It makes for an interesting second half.


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