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'Wallabies love giving us all heart attacks': Fans react to Australia's incredible win

By Finn Morton
(Photo by Ian Cook - CameraSport via Getty Images)

The Wallabies’ stunning victory over Wales on Sunday morning (AEDT) may go down in history as one of the greatest rugby comebacks of the year – if not all time.

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Coming off three straight losses by three points or less, the Wallabies had a point to prove at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium 10 months out from the Rugby World Cup.

But as it has been all year, indiscipline continued to hurt the men in gold throughout their thrilling clash against one of their traditional rugby rivals.

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Jake Gordon and Tom Robertson were both sent to the sin bin during the first half, and Wales made the most of their two player advantage.

While they began to really pile on the points, it seemed Australia may be down for the count after Wales winger Rio Dyer scored 12 minutes into the second half.

But the Wallabies weren’t done yet.

A double to rising star Mark Nawaqanitawase was the start of something incredible for the visitors, who went on to score 26 unanswered points – and to win the crunch clash in Cardiff.

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Replacement hooker Lachlan Lonergan scored the go-ahead try with less than two minutes to play, before securing the match winning turnover shortly after.

After an up and down international season, the result means the 2022 Wallabies avoid some unwanted history, dating back to 1958.

Australian rugby fans on Twitter were, for the most part, thrilled with the result – with one supporter saying the “future looks promising” for the Wallabies after the win.


The Wallabies were losing 34-13 after Welsh flyhalf Gareth Anscombe converted Dyer’s try.

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But the impact of key players off the bench including Tate McDermott and Pete Samu proved key for Dave Rennie’s team, as they fought valiantly for the incredible result.

After five matches during their spring tour, the Wallabies only won two Test matches – but make no mistake, this is a team on the rise.

The Wallabies began their tour with a thrilling one-point win over Scotland at Murrayfield, with flyhalf Blair Kinghorn missing a last minute penalty attempt.

But three consecutive losses to France, Italy and Ireland followed for the men in gold, although they lost all of these games by three points or less.

As most fans on Twitter would seemingly agree, the future has the potential to be quite bright for Australian rugby,.

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