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Wales vs Australia Watch Live

Wales
21
Australia
29
11 November 2017, 12:15pm
Principality Stadium
Capacity: 74500
Referee: Glen Jackson
Wales
21
Australia
29
Key Moments
  • FT
  • TRY!Hallam Amos
    79'
  • Yellow CardMichael Hooper
    67'
  • ConversionBernard Foley
    63'
  • TRY!Kurtley Beale
    62'
  • Penalty GoalLeigh Halfpenny
    51'
  • HT
  • TRY!Michael Hooper
    40'
  • Penalty GoalLeigh Halfpenny
    37'
  • Penalty GoalReece Hodge
    33'
  • ConversionBernard Foley
    23'
  • TRY!Adam Coleman
    21'
  • ConversionLeigh Halfpenny
    18'
  • TRY!Steffan Evans
    16'
  • ConversionBernard Foley
    13'
  • TRY!Tatafu Polota-Nau
    12'
  • Penalty GoalLeigh Halfpenny
    8'
  • KO
MATCH STATS
PLAYER STATS
  • 51%
    POSSESSION
    49%
  • 2
    TRIES
    4
  • 414
    METRES
    373
  • 38
    CARRIES
    37
  • 20
    DEFENDERS BEATEN
    3
  • 12
    CLEAN BREAKS
    3
  • 191
    PASSES
    143
  • 17
    OFFLOADS
    3
  • 20
    TURNOVERS CONCEDED
    11
  • 8
    TURNOVERS WON
    11
  • 150
    TACKLES
    136
  • 3
    MISSED TACKLES
    20
Full Match Stats
Wales T C P
1 Rob Evans 0 0 0
2 Ken Owens 0 0 0
3 Tomas Francis 0 0 0
4 Jake Ball 0 0 0
5 Alun Wyn Jones 0 0 0
6 Aaron Shingler 0 0 0
7 Josh Navidi 0 0 0
8 Taulupe Faletau 0 0 0
9 Gareth Davies 0 0 0
10 Dan Biggar 0 0 0
11 Steffan Evans 1 0 0
12 Owen Williams 0 0 0
13 Jonathan Davies 0 0 0
14 Liam Williams 0 0 0
15 Leigh Halfpenny 0 1 3
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Kristian Dacey 0 0 0
17 Nicky Smith 0 0 0
18 Leon Brown 0 0 0
19 Cory Hill 0 0 0
20 Sam Cross 0 0 0
21 Aled Davies 0 0 0
22 Owen Watkin 0 0 0
23 Hallam Amos 1 0 0
Australia T C P
1 Scott Sio 0 0 0
2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 1 0 0
3 Sekope Kepu 0 0 0
4 Rob Simmons 0 0 0
5 Adam Coleman 1 0 0
6 Ned Hanigan 0 0 0
7 Michael Hooper 1 0 0
8 Sean McMahon 0 0 0
9 Will Genia 0 0 0
10 Bernard Foley 0 3 0
11 Reece Hodge 0 0 1
12 Samu Kerevi 0 0 0
13 Tevita Kuridrani 0 0 0
14 Marika Koroibete 0 0 0
15 Kurtley Beale 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Stephen Moore 0 0 0
17 Tom Robertson 0 0 0
18 Allan Alaalatoa 0 0 0
19 Matt Philip 0 0 0
20 Ben McCalman 0 0 0
21 Nick Phipps 0 0 0
22 Karmichael Hunt 0 0 0
23 Henry Speight 0 0 0
Full Player Stats
  • COMMENTARY
  • SOCIAL
  • FULL-TIME: WALES 21-29 AUSTRALIA
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  • The referee ends the contest.
    80'''
  • Jonathan Davies suffers an injury from the restart and that doesn't look good for the Wales centre as looks in a great deal of pain on the deck.
    80'''
  • MISS! Biggar misses the conversion and that ends Wales' slim hopes of making a late comeback.
    80''
  • Amos touches down in the corner as he keeps his legs raises as head out of touch under pressure from Koroibete and he manages to get just enough pressure on the ball to ground it.
    80''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 21-29 AUSTRALIA (Amos)
    80''
  • TMO! Wales have yet another penalty. The forwards pound away on the right flank of the Wallabies' defence, but they hold firm. The ball is spread across the line to Halfpenny and he kicks forward for Amos in the corner. He looks to have grounded the ball, but the referee wants to have a look at the score.
    79''
  • Wyn Jones and Biggar combine in the Australia 22 on a breakaway, and the former manages to offload to Amos on the charge. However, he is dropped short just of the line by a last-ditch tackle from Genia.
    78''
  • Australia are doing a fine job of taking time off the clock and they will almost be back up to their full complement of players.
    77''
  • Dacey, Brown and Cross enter the fray for the home side for the closing stages of the contest.
    76''
  • Wyn Jones goes for the line in a desperate attempt for the score, but he loses it forward and the danger is over for the Aussies for now. A great stand by the Wallabies.
    75''
  • Another scrum for the home side. Can they get over the line on this occasion?
    74''
  • Scrum down for Wales and Gareth Davies sends the ball out wide for Amos, but he gets forced out play just short of the line. However, Wales have another penalty as the Wallabies are caught offside.
    72''
  • The Wallabies are stoic in their defence at the lineout and stop the Wales' forwards. However, the home side keep the attack alive through their backs.
    71''
  • Australia knock the ball on when trying to notch a turnover inside their 22. Wales win a penalty from the resulting scrum as the Wallabies fail to drive straight. Biggar sends the ball into touch five metres out. The home side have to be clinical here.
    70''
  • Smith, Hill and Watkin come on to the pitch for the home side for the final throes of the match.
    69''
  • Biggar kicks the ball the ball long into the Aussie 22 and Wales have a strong platform to attack now.
    69''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD! A huge moment in the game as Hooper goes in at the side of the ruck, and after receiving his final warning from the official last time, he goes into the sin bin. 
    68''
  • MISS! Hodge gets a solid boot on his effort, but the distance is too much even for him as his effort dips just before the bar. A good attempt, but Wales bring the ball out on the counter.
    67''
  • Jonathan Davies sticks out his hand to distrupt an Australia attack at midfield and deliberately knocks the ball on. Hodge will try to put the game beyond Wales with a kick from 57 metres.
    66''
  • Philip replaces Simmons and McCalman comes on form Hanigan for the visitors. Amos replaces Steff Evans for Wales.
    65''
  • Foley sends the kick through the posts and Australia have a 13-point lead.
    65''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! WALES 16-29 AUSTRALIA (Foley)
    65''
  • The score is confirmed and Beale's brilliance has taken the game away from Wales here. The home side were on top, but that has taken the life out of the stadium.
    64''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 16-27 WALES (Beale)
    64''
  • TMO! Beale steals the ball from Evans and raids all the way down the field to score the try. The referee wants to have a look to see if he knocked on, but it's brilliant from the full-back. Wales were on the attack, but he whipped the ball away from the winger and managed to coast away from the red shirts to score.
    63''
  • Wales open up the right flank by drawing the Wallabies in from the wing. Navidi raids into space and he goes for the offload to Liam Williams, only to send the ball into touch. Wales have not been clinical enough.
    61''
  • Moore replaces Polota-Nau for the visitors at hooker.
    59''
  • MISS! Halfpenny gets the power needed, but not the accuracy as he sends his effort narrowly past the post.
    59''
  • The home side edge the battle at the breakdown and Wales are awarded penalty. Halfpenny is going to take on the strike at the half-way line. This would be some kick from 54 metres.
    58''
  • Wales bring the ball down the left flank and test the visitors' defences down the opposite flank. Steff Evans almost finds room with Jonathan Davies in support, but the Wallabies hold firm.
    57''
  • Again Gatland's men find space down the right through Liam Williams, but the space is too restricted and Faletau is unable to steer the ball back towards a team-mate after collecting WIlliams' offload.
    55''
  • Wales turn the ball over at midfield and they break forward down the right with quick hands. Biggar and Halfpenny combine to release Faletau, but his hands let him down as he knocks the ball on. That was a promising attack for the home side.
    54''
  • Halfpenny sends the kick through the posts and Wales are within striking distance of the Wallabies.
    52''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! WALES 16-22 AUSTRALIA (Halfpenny)
    52''
  • The home side put together another strong passage of play to recycle possession and are rewarded with a penalty under the posts as Coleman is caught offside. This is a simple kick for Halfpenny from 22 metres.
    51''
  • Wales put together a series of strong passes at the half-way line. They test the patience of the Wallabies and are rewarded as the visitors stick their hands in at the ruck, yielding a penalty. Biggar kicks long into the Aussie 22.
    49''
  • Rob Evans and Faletau combine to release Steff Evans down the flank and he has space to raid into to put the Aussies under pressure. However, Hooper get backs to knock the ball from his grasp.
    47''
  • Jonathan Davies collects and tries to shake off a challenge, but he loses possession and allows the Aussies to clear their lines with ease.
    46''
  • Liam Williams collects Faletau's pass down the right flank and kicks long into the 22 to put Beale under pressure. The Aussie full-back gathers and then boots the ball into touch, with Williams charging in for the challenge.
    45''
  • A forward pass from McMahon to Coleman ends the Aussies' attack. An unusually sloppy mistake from Australia in the contest when in a threatening position.
    43''
  • Wales almost get the turnover as Wyn Jones rips the ball from Beale's grasp inside their own 22, but the ball bounces in favour of the Wallabies and they continue their attack.
    42''
  • Foley gets us back underway in Cardiff.
    41''
  • Tries from Tatafu Polota-Nau, Adam Coleman and Michael Hooper have put Australia in command at the break against Wales. Warren Gatland's men have made costly mistakes that have allowed the Wallabies to edge the territorial battle. Steff Evans' score gave them hope after going behind to Polota-Nau's try, but since then it has been all one-way traffic. The home side need a response in the second period.
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  • HALF-TIME: WALES 13-22 AUSTRALIA
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  • MISS! Foley sends his kick wide of the posts from the right flank.
    40'+2''
  • Australia strike before the half, despite the Welsh resistance on the tryline. The forward are denied on the left flank, but Genia spreads the ball and the one forward not involved in the attack on the left - Hooper - fakes the offload to Koroibete and goes for the score himself. He just manages to touch down under pressure from Evans. Clinical from the Wallabies.
    40'''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 13-22 AUSTRALIA (Hooper)
    40'''
  • Australia win the lineout and probe inside the Wales 22. They're desperate for another score before the half, but Wales are defending to the last man.
    40''
  • A strange passage of play as Evans scuffs his clearing kick, but Wales manage to win a turnover from Kerevi's drive forward. The home side go for a quick ball down the left flank, but a loose pass to Evans sees the ball go into touch.
    38''
  • No problem for Halfpenny as he drills his effort through the posts from 40 metres.
    37''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! WALES 13-17 AUSTRALIA (Halfpenny)
    37''
  • Australia are caught out for the first time in a while in their own half. An offside penalty against Hooper gives Wales a chance to reduce the deficit almost immediately.
    36''
  • Hodge takes the responsibility from 50 metres and does not let his side down. He fires the kick with power and accuracy between the posts from a difficult angle on the left flank.
    34''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! WALES 10-17 AUSTRALIA (Hodge)
    34''
  • Liam Williams puts Navidi into trouble with an offload that forces him wide. Australia pounce to put pressure on at the ruck and the Wales flanker is penalised for not releasing. Foley will go for the posts from this distance.
    33''
  • The Australia forwards are edging the battle in the front row at the moment and they win a penalty as Wales are called for not driving straight at the scrum. That wasted good territory for the home side.
    32''
  • Liam Williams is down receiving treatment. He looks as though he's going to continue. There have been a few hard hits thus far.
    30''
  • The home side fight back again and win a second penalty in the space of two minutes as the Wallabies are penalised at the breakdown for snatching the ball off their feet. Biggar sends the ball down to the edge of the 22.
    29''
  • Wales try to regain territory inside the Wallabies' half, but an inch-perfect kick from Genia puts them straight back in their 22. 
    28''
  • Great work from Biggar saves his side at the back as he makes the tackle on Kerevi and then forces the turnover. The referee awards a penalty to the home side, which will allow the fly-half to clear the danger.
    27''
  • Coleman takes a knock and play stops as he receives treatment on the pitch.
    26''
  • Wales put themsevles under further pressure inside their own 22 as Gareth Davies tries an ambitious offload to Faletau and the forward cannot gather. Australia have a scrum deep inside the 22, which they will use as a strong attacking platform.
    26''
  • Foley sends his effort through the posts from the right flank, continuing his solid start to the game.
    24''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! WALES 10-14 AUSTRALIA (Foley)
    24''
  • Pressure tells in the end on the Wales' defence. Foley's grubber kick almost allows Hodge to score, but he is denied by the boot of Halfpenny. Kuridrani keeps the attack alive and in the third phase on the tryline, Genia offloads to Coleman, faking the pass to Kuridrani. for the lock to score.
    22''
  • TRY! WALES 10-12 AUSTRALIA (Coleman)
    22''
  • Australia put a series of phases together in the Wales 22 and Beale almost breaks free, but is brought down just short of the line and is prevented from offloading to Kuridrani.
    21''
  • A mistake from Rob Evans allows the Wallabies to apply pressure from a scrum inside the Wales half. Solid defence is needed here from the Dragons.
    20''
  • Halfpenny has a difficult kick on his hands in the corner, but he holds his nerve to curl his effort through the posts.
    19''
  • CONVERSION! WALES 10-7 AUSTRALIA (Halfpenny)
    19''
  • Wales roar back into the contest as Gareth Davies seizes on a loose ball and drives into the Australia 22. The Wallabies over commit to the left flank and leave their right exposed. The home side move the ball with speed as Faletau makes a solid first offload. Quick hands see the ball land into the grasp of Evans and he charges over the line to touch down in the corner.
    17''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 8-7 AUSTRALIA (Evans)
    17''
  • Jonathan Davies makes a run into the Aussies' half and he links up with Liam Williams down the right flank. Davies goes to gather ahead of Gareth Davies at the breakdown and knocks the ball on. A waste from the centre.
    16''
  • Foley sends the kick through the posts and the visitors have a four-point lead.
    14''
  • CONVERSION! WALES 3-7 AUSTRALIA (Foley)
    14''
  • Power from the Aussies as they collect the lineout and Polota-Nau joins the back of the maul. The forwards drive the red shirts back over their tryline, allowing Polota-Nau to touch down for a simple score.
    13''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 3-5 AUSTRALIA (Polota-Nau)
    13''
  • Foley puts Evans under pressure on the opposite flank and the tackle from Hodge forces him into touch.
    12''
  • Koroibete collects in space and he speeds down the win from Beale's pass. Liam Williams and Halfpenny close to make the tackle and stop the Aussies' momentum. They had to make that stop.
    12''
  • Gatland's men fail to gather the restart and the Wallabies surround the ball. However, Hanigan is penalised for joining the ruck at the side and it allows Biggar to clear the danger. A poor lack of discipline from the visitors.
    10''
  • Halfpenny puts the home side ahead as he comfortably fires his effort through the posts.
    9''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! WALES 3-0 AUSTRALIA (Halfpenny)
    9''
  • Halfpenny will go for the posts to put his side ahead in the contest. The range is about 40 metres and is in a central position.
    8''
  • Faletau has been in the action a lot thus far and he runs straight into a wall of Kerevi in the Australia line. However, an offside infraction yields a penalty for the home side.
    7''
  • Biggar sends the ball low into the Australia 22 and Hodge fails to clear the danger as Liam Williams makes a block. It bounces kindly for the Wallabies to send into touch, easing the pressure on their backline.
    6''
  • Faletau commits his second mistake of the game as he cannot corral the ball from Jonathan Davies' offload in the middle of the park. A sloppy start from the number eight.
    5''
  • Wales win the first penalty of the game as Sio commits the infraction, which allows Biggar to send the ball into the Australia half.
    4''
  • Wales clear the danger from the boot of Gareth Davies from Australia's first probe inside the 22. A solid start for Gatland's men.
    3''
  • Genia sends the ball out wide to Sio and he offloads immediately for the run of Koroibete, but he gets ushered out of play before he can threaten down the line.
    3''
  • Faletau commits the first mistake of the game as he knocks the ball on inside his own half. A chance for the Wallabies to apply pressure from the scrum.
    2''
  • Biggar gets the contest underway.
    1''
  • The players are ready for the action, so we should be underway shortly.
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  • STAT ATTACK! Wales have won four of their last five home games since the Wallabies beat them 8-32 in Cardiff last November.
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  • STAT ATTACK! Australia have won their last 12 matches against Wales, with their last defeat coming in 2008 in Cardiff.
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  • Will Genia and Bernard Foley return to action for the Wallabies after missing last week's win over Japan. As a result, Reece Hodge shifts back to the wing, while Nick Phipps moves back to the bench.
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  • There's no Sam Warburton for Wales as he has been ruled out for the Autumn Internationals with a neck injury. Aaron Shingler and Josh Navidi have to fill the void left by his and Justin Tipuric's absences at the flanker postition. Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams return to the fold after Lions duty, while Player of the Tour Jonathan Davies has a new partner in the midfield as Owen Williams joins the ranks.
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  • Australia replacements: Stephen Moore, Tom Robertson, Allan Alaalatoa, Matt Philip, Ben McCalman, Nick Phipps, Karmichael Hunt, Henry Speight. 
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  • AUSTRALIA: Kurtley Beale, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Samu Kerevi, Reece Hodge, Bernard Foley, Will Genia; Scott Sio, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Sekope Kepu, Rob Simmons, Adam Coleman, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper, Sean McMahon.
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  • Wales replacements: Kristian Dacey, Nicky Smith, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, Sam Cross, Aled Davies, Owen Watkin, Hallam Amos.
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  • WALES: Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams, Jonathan Davies, Owen Williams, Steff Evans, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Rob Evans, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Jake Ball, Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Shingler, Josh Navidi, Taulupe Faletau. 
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  • Let's check on the two sides ahead of kick-off.
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  • Australia won only two of their six matches in the 2017 Rugby Championship, but they did record an impressive win over New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup last month, defeating the All Blacks 23-18 at the SCG. The Wallabies put 63 points on Japan last week and are entering the Autumn Internationals with form on their side.
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  • Wales are back in action for the first time since their summer tour, with Warren Gatland back as coach following his duties with the British & Irish Lions. The core of the team returns to the fold as well following their exploits. Wales coped without their key men, defeating Samoa and Tonga, but will want to start the Autumn on the front foot.
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  • Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Autumn International clash between Wales and Australia at the Millennium Stadium.
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