Rhys Priestland strikes at the last to give Wales victory over 14-man Australia


  • Wales 29-28 Australia
  • Priestland seals win with final kick of the game

It is a win and such is the number of caps missing from this outfit, Wales will take it. A young side found redemption with a winning penalty from the veteran Rhys Priestland at the death. And so a mixed autumn has been salvaged with consecutive wins.

But they have been achieved against teams reduced to 14 by early red cards. This time Australia’s No 8, Rob Valetini, was the man sent off for an upright tackle in which his head clashed with Adam Beard’s. The Wallabies’ autumn thus does not find the redemption of a single win against their European opponents. One would have to say they have themselves to blame: a clearly talented outfit but missing key personnel, they could not quite make it tell. Wales’s typically vociferous home crowd provided the edge.

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Written by Michael Aylwin at the Principality Stadium
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