Wales hold on to lead over Australia in crucial Pool D clash in Tokyo at the Rugby World Cup, Wales 26-15 Australia

September 29, 2019


History against Wales

Wales 26-15 Australia


Wales won their first Rugby World Cup encounter with Australia in 1987 by 22-21, however, the Wallabies have secured victory in each the five meetings since then at the tournament.

Wales haven’t won consecutive Tests against the Wallabies since a three-match span from 1969 to 1975.


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Wales 26-15 Australia


Wales bring up the handbrake illegally, boring into the side of the driven maul. Josh Navidi is the guilty man.


Australia go to the line-out again…


Australia 15-26 Wales, LIVE – Wallabies hit back through Dane Haylett-Petty in the second half during thrilling Rugby World Cup Pool D clash

Wales play Australia in effective decider for who wins Rugby World Cup Pool D

Hadleigh Parkes and Gareth Davies’ tries gave Wales healthy 23-8 half-time lead

Dane Haylett-Petty added to Adam Ashley-Cooper first-half score to cut deficit

WALES: L Williams; North, Jonathan Davies, Parkes, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; Wyn Jones, Owens, Francis, Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (C), Wainwright, Tipuric, Navidi. REPLACEMENTS: Smith, Dee, Lewis, Shingler, Moriarty, T Williams, Patchell, Watkin.

AUSTRALIA: Haylett-Petty; Ashley-Cooper, O’Connor, Kerevi, Koroibete; Foley, Genia; Sio, Latu, Alaalatoa, Rodda, Arnold, Pocock, Naisarani, Hooper (C) REPLACEMENTS: Uelese, Slipper, Kepu, Coleman, Salakaia-Loto, White, To’omua, Beale.

Sportsmail’s JAMES AYLES will have all the action and updates throughout


Both teams won their opening game and know a victory will put them in pole position to top the group and secure a quarter-final place.


Alun Wyn Jones became Wales’ most-capped ever player with his 130th Test for Wales, beating the previous best of prop Gethin Jenkins.


Wales started fast with a Dan Biggar drop goal and Hadleigh Parkes try, but Adam Ashley-Cooper hit back for the Wallabies.


Eight points from the boot of Rhys Patchell and an interception try from Gareth Davies ensured a healthy lead was established at half-time.

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