Wallabies beat Wales

THE Wallabies completed their long season defeating Wales 24-18 in a highly emotional match at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff this morning.

After being erratic early, the Wallabies had an outstanding second half, scoring three tries against a vigorous home side who were trying to win for celebrated winger Shane Williams in his final international.

Although that did not occur, the last seconds were memorable as Williams ended his career in the most glowing fashion with a try from the last play of the game. Shortly after, Williams was in tears on the field while acknowledging the crowd which had come to farewell him.

The Williams try was a great finale to a memorable game. The Wallabies overcame several crucial injuries, which included losing Rob Horne on the eve of the game and David Pocock at halftime, with the visitors rallying to have the game won with around 15 minutes to go.

The crucial period of the game began in the 50th minute when Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny was shown a yellow card by South African referee Jonathan Kaplan. The Welsh fullback tackled James O'Connor without the ball when the Wallabies five-eighth was on the cusp of scoring.


Topics:  wales rugby union wallabies

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