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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
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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.

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Wales 3-7 Australia

14 mins: Australia carry the ball well following the line out and work it to the opposite wing thanks to a powerful run from Beale. Wales win the ball back at the breakdown through as the support for Beale was lacking.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 17:47
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Wales 3-7 Australia

13 mins: That’s another good scrum from Australia. They put Wales under pressure and force the penalty, as Nic White kicks for touch.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 17:44
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Wales 3-7 Australia

11 mins: Wales keep the ball from the lineout but are unable to gain ground. Tomos Williams plays a loose pass and it’s spilled on by Seb Davies.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 17:43
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10 mins: Wales are able to regather and force Australia back inside, where they win the penalty in the breakdown. James Slipper is penalised for a neck roll on Basham, and Biggar kicks Wales up the pitch.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 17:42
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8 mins: Taine Basham rips the ball out of the Australia pack and the Wallabies then knock it on.

It takes a couple of attempts to set the scrum, but it’s a good one from Australia and they quickly work it wide towards Beale.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 17:40
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Wales 3-7 Australia (Biggar pen 6’)

Frustration for Australia as they immediately concede a penalty from the restart - Izack Rodda obstructing the ball.

Dan Biggar converts the kick from the angle. Bit of a gift, that, but Wales will take it.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 17:37
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TRY! Wales 0-5 Australia (KELLAWAY 2’)

What a start from Australia! It’s a brilliant try - sparked by a bruising carry from Taniela Tupou. Hunter Paisami slips a lovely disguised kick through the Wales defence on a penalty advantage, and Andrew Kellaway beats Liam Williams to touch the ball down.

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Wales vs Australia

We’re all set to go in Cardiff after another rousing rendition of Land of my Fathers.

The atmosphere is buzzing at the Principality, and kick off is next!

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 17:30

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