Match Report: Wales 8-32 Australia

Match Report: Wales 8-32 Australia – Wallabies romp to dominant victory

  • Australia romped to a 32-8 victory against Wales at the Principality Stadium
  • Tries from Stephen Moore, Reece Hodge and Tevita Kuridrani gave the Wallabies a 20-3 lead at the break
  • Bernard Foley and Dane Haylett-Petty crossed the whitewash after the restart to secure the dominant victory
A dominant first-half performance saw Australia win their 12 consecutive Test against Wales with a 32-8 victory in Cardiff on Saturday.

The Wallabies blew the lethargic home team off the field in a one-sided first half when tries by Stephen Moore, Reece Hodge and Tevita Kuridrani opened a 20-3 lead.

Bernard Foley’s try after the restart then put the game beyond Wales with no chance of a comeback.

A Welsh flurry, which saw Scott Williams score the home sides opening try was snuffed out by Dane Haylett-Petty, who intercepted for a fifth and final try.

More to follow.


Wales (revised): 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Scott Williams, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Luke Charteris, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Samson Le, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements: 16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Cory Hill, 20 James King, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Sam Davies, 23 Hallam Amos
Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Henry Speight, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Lopeti Timani, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 David Pocock, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 Scott Sio
Replacements: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 James Slipper, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Scott Fardy, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Quade Cooper, 23 Sefa Naivalu


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