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.


France 0-0 New Zealand

1 min: Ntamack makes a break and that raises the noise levels in the Stade de France! He finds his half-back partner Antoine Dupont, but New Zealand slow France down.

Jonathan Danty goes for the kick through but Jordie Barrett gets across and then kicks for touch, but the All Blacks are back in their own corner!

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 20:03

KICK OFF! France 0-0 New Zealand

Wayne Barnes gets us underway in Paris! George Bridge collects for New Zealand - who are not in black tonight.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 20:01

France vs New Zealand

New Zealand will look to get back to winning ways when they face France in Paris.

The All Blacks were humbled by Ireland in Dublin last weekend as the hosts secured a memorable victory, while France defeated Georgia 41-15.

It’s been 21 years since France last beat New Zealand on home soil and Les Blues have lost their last 14 matches against tonight’s opponents - including the 2011 World Cup final.

The All Blacks are without star fly-half Beauden Barrett due to concussion protocols while Romain Ntamack returns to number 10 for the French in place of Matthieu Jalibert.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 19:56

Full time: Wales 29-28 Australia

Wayne Pivac says he is satisfied with his side’s performances this month. “We’ve build depth and we look forward to welcoming back our experienced internationals,” he says. Alun Wyn Jones, Ken Owens and George North are just some of the players on Wales’ lengthy injury list.

We now head over to Paris for live updates of the final match of the Autumn Nations Series - it’s France vs New Zealand.

France vs New Zealand LIVE: Latest rugby score and updates

Follow all the latest updates from the Stade de France

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 19:54

Jack Rathborn20 November 2021 19:50

Full time: Wales 29-28 Australia

Ellis Jenkins: “It was relief to be honest. We made it more difficult for ourselves than we had to. Australia played some lovely stuff. We won ugly and you have to do that at times.

“The red card was clumsy, unfortunate, but it was a red card. We wanted to carry on playing [against 14 men] but we didn’t do that as well as we could have done.

“It’s never in doubt with Rhys.”

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 19:45

Full time: Wales 29-28 Australia

What an incredible final 20 minutes! Australia were so close to snatching the win away from Wales. This was the Wallabies’ best performance of their UK tour, but they still come away with three defeats from three.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 19:41

Full time: Wales 29-28 Australia

Taine Basham, who won player of the match:

“I’m proud that we dug in to get the win there. We made it hard for ourselves, but we didn’t give up when two points down with two minutes to go.”

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 19:37


What an incredible finish! Priestland held his nerve and Wales have got away with it! It was in their control playing against 14 men and 10 points up, but Australia’s fight was incredible.

Jamie Braidwood20 November 2021 19:34



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