Wales vs Australia LIVE: Rugby result, final score and Autumn Nations Series 2021 reaction

The hosts prevailed on a dramatic night at the Principality Stadium thanks to Rhys Priestland’s late penalty

Jamie Braidwood
Sunday 21 November 2021 09:08
Wales v Australia: Dan Biggar press conference

Wales‘ Rhys Priestland kicked a penalty after the hooter as the hosts poured more misery on Australia with a 29-28 victory at the Principality Stadium on Saturday following an early red card for visiting number eight Rob Valetini.

Valetini became the fifth player to see red against Wales in the last 12 months but could have few complaints after his dangerous tackle on lock Adam Beard after 14 minutes resulted in a clash of heads.

Hooker Ryan Elias and centre Nick Tompkins scored tries for the home side, who failed to drive home their numerical advantage and were seconds away from losing before they were awarded an offside penalty in the last play of the game.

Australia, who have lost all three matches on their tour after defeats by Scotland and England, scored tries through wings Andrew Kellaway and Filipo Daugunu, plus scrumhalf Nic White but, having highlighted the need to improve their discipline in the week, let themselves down again.


Full time: France 40-25 New Zealand

Sam Whitelock: “It’s not how we wanted to finish our year. We wanted to start well and we didn’t do that. France came out and got on top of us early, it made it hard from the start.

“No excuses at all. They were just better than us tonight. It hurts me saying that but we just need to learn from it, grow and evolve. We’ve got a break now but we want to hold on to this feeling because we don’t want to feel it again.”

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 21:54


Incredible scenes in the Stade de France. It’s their first victory over New Zealand in Paris since 1973!

This was the moment that France really sealed their famous win - although Ntamack’s run from behind his own try-line was probably the moment of the match.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 21:50

Jack Rathborn20 November 2021 21:49


That is a stunning victory for France, a statement night for this young team.

Ntamack, Dupont, Jaminet, Woki and Mauvaka were extraordinary.

“For a lot of us this is the first time we’ve played the All Blacks, to beat them is a dream,” says Gregory Alldritt.

“We will celebrate this evening.”

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 21:47


Jaminet stays perfect and just look at that score!

France have beaten the All Blacks for the first time since 2010, and have claimed their first victory on home soil in over 20 years!

What a match, what a night at the Stade de France.

New Zealand, battered and bruised, have now lost back to back matches for only the second time in 10 years.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 21:44

France 37 -25 New Zealand

79 mins: Demba Bemba makes a big carry and New Zealand concede another penalty!

Jaminet will kick for the posts to seal an incredible French victory!

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 21:42

France 37 -25 New Zealand

78 mins: France win a penalty on halfway and that is greeted as if they had scored a try! France kick to the corner and are 60 seconds away from a famous win!

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 21:41

France 37 -25 New Zealand

77 mins: New Zealand withstand France’s pressure and are finally able to clear to touch in order to get up the pitch.

Time is running out for the All Blacks though. France are almost there.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 21:40

France 37 -25 New Zealand

74 mins: Incredible tenacity from Dupont who, with France camped five metres out, charges straight into a couple of big challenges.

New Zealand kick clear but it doesn’t reach touch - and France come again! It was worked wide to Penaud, who chipped towards the line, and Damian McKenzie was swallowed up behind his try-line.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 21:37

Damian Penaud of France goes over to score

Jack Rathborn20 November 2021 21:34

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