Australia tour - Millennium Stadium, 3 December 2011, 14:30 local, 14:30 GMT
Wales (6) 18 - 24 (3) Australia (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
6 3 - 0

Priestland slots a well-struck penalty to give Wales an early lead

33 6 - 0

Priestland doubles Wales' tally as they build a narrow lead over the Wallabies

40+2 6 - 3

O'Connor finds his accuracy to half Wales' lead

49

Halfpenny has hauled down O'Connor just as he was about to collect the ball and touch down

51 6 - 8

Genia stretches to touch down for the Wallabies after a succession of surges close to the Welsh line

52 6 - 10

O'Connor converts for the Wallabies

57 6 - 15

The Wallabies shunned the chance for a drop goal and they went down the short side with O'Connor putting Turner in at the corner

58 6 - 17

O'Connor converts from a tight angle on the left

61 6 - 22

Barnes coasts over on the right side after picking a good line off Samo - numbers prevailed for the Wallabies

63 6 - 24

O'Connor converts again as the Wallabies take up an unassailable lead

66 11 - 24

Priestland barges through a couple of tackles on the blindside and touches down in the corner to give Wales hope

80 16 - 24

Who else? Shane scoots past barnes and then evades the cover before touching down with a back flip. The whole of Wales was crying out for that, and they got it. What a finale to a fantastic career!

80+1 18 - 24

Biggar lands the conversion

Timeline

Time Wales  Score  Australia
0 start of first half start of first half
6 Priestland - penalty goal 3 - 0
33 Priestland - penalty goal 6 - 0
40+2 end of first half 6 - 3 O'Connor - penalty goal
end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
Pocock - sub off
Samo - sub on
49 Halfpenny - yellow card
51 6 - 8 Genia - try
52 6 - 10 O'Connor - conversion
Moore - sub on
Polota-Nau - sub off
Ma'afu - sub off
Alexander - sub on
57 6 - 15 Turner - try
58 6 - 17 O'Connor - conversion
59 Rees - sub on
Bennett - sub off
Andrews - sub off
Bevington - sub on
61 6 - 22 Barnes - try
63 6 - 24 O'Connor - conversion
65 Evans - sub off
Tipuric - sub on
Lydiate - sub off
Jones - sub on
66 Priestland - try 11 - 24
67 Sharpe - sub on
Simmons - sub off
69 Cuthbert - sub on
North - sub off
74 Knoyle - sub on
LD Williams - sub off
Biggar - sub on
Priestland - sub off
77 Ashley-Cooper - sub off
Tapuai - sub on
80 SM Williams - try 16 - 24
80+1 Biggar - conversion 18 - 24
80+2 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
82

Notes

 
Result Australia won by a margin of 6 points
 
Ground name Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance 61923
 
Referee JI Kaplan (South Africa)
 
Wales Test debuts ACG Cuthbert
Australia Test debuts BNL Tapuai
 
Match notes match played indoors

Teams

Wales Australia
Tries Priestland (66), SM Williams (80) Tries Genia (51), Turner (57), Barnes (61)
Cons Biggar (80) Cons O'Connor (52, 58, 63)
Pens Priestland (6, 33) Pens O'Connor (40)

Match stats

Wales   Australia
2 Tries 3
1 from 2 Conversion goals 3 from 3
2 from 2 Penalty goals 1 from 3
75.0% Kick at goal success 66.7%
0 Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
33 Kicks from hand 27
130 Passes 161
108 Runs 118
351 Metres run with ball 395
Attacking
48% Possession 52%
46% Territory 54%
3 Clean breaks 5
11 Defenders beaten 7
8 Offloads 8
87 from 87 (100.0%) Rucks won 90 from 94 (95.7%)
0 from 0 Mauls won 0 from 0
10 Turnovers conceded 11
Defensive
114/7 Tackles made/missed 91/13
94.2% Tackling success rate 87.5%
Set pieces
4 won, 2 lost (66.7%) Scrums on own feed 9 won, 0 lost (100.0%)
11 won, 3 lost (78.6%) Lineouts on own throw 9 won, 2 lost (81.8%)
Discipline
8 Penalties conceded 13
1/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

Wales stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Halfpenny 0/0 0 7/3/10 37 0 0 1 1 2/0 0/0 1 1/0
W North 0/0 0 1/0/9 65 1 1 0 1 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
C MS Williams 0/0 0 0/7/5 9 0 1 0 1 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Roberts 0/0 0 0/4/5 27 0 1 1 1 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
W SM Williams 1/0 5 2/3/7 39 1 1 1 2 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
FH Priestland 1/0 11 10/24/7 22 0 1 0 1 3/2 0/0 0 0/0
SH LD Williams 0/0 0 3/61/2 5 0 0 0 0 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
P Jenkins 0/0 0 1/0/3 3 0 0 0 0 6/0 1/0 1 0/0
H Bennett 0/0 0 0/3/4 0 0 0 1 1 8/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Andrews 0/0 0 0/2/3 0 0 0 0 0 12/0 0/0 2 0/0
L Davies 0/0 0 0/0/10 15 0 0 1 0 9/0 0/0 0 0/0
L Evans 0/0 0 0/0/6 27 1 0 1 0 9/1 4/0 0 0/0
F Lydiate 0/0 0 0/1/6 5 0 1 1 0 10/0 1/0 1 0/0
F Warburton 0/0 0 0/2/3 10 0 1 0 0 17/2 0/0 1 0/0
N8 Faletau 0/0 0 0/5/14 71 0 3 1 1 13/1 3/0 1 0/0
(H) Rees 0/0 0 0/1/5 8 0 1 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Bevington 0/0 0 0/0/2 2 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
(L) Jones 0/0 0 0/0/5 6 0 0 0 0 1/0 2/0 0 0/0
(F) Tipuric 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Knoyle 0/0 0 0/11/0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FH) Biggar 0/0 2 0/3/0 0 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(W) Cuthbert 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

Aust stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Ashley-Cooper 0/0 0 5/8/12 74 1 1 1 0 2/0 0/0 1 0/0
W Turner 1/0 5 0/2/8 50 0 1 0 2 6/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Fainga'a 0/0 0 0/2/6 6 0 0 0 0 6/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Barnes 1/0 5 6/16/10 31 0 1 1 0 2/2 0/0 0 0/0
W Ioane 0/0 0 0/1/12 38 1 1 1 1 4/1 0/0 1 0/0
FH O'Connor 0/1 9 9/25/10 67 0 1 0 0 7/1 0/0 1 0/0
SH Genia 1/0 5 3/93/6 38 0 1 1 3 2/1 0/1 0 0/0
P Slipper 0/0 0 0/1/0 0 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 1 0/0
H Polota-Nau 0/0 0 0/2/4 2 1 0 0 0 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
P Ma'afu 0/0 0 0/1/2 0 0 0 0 0 3/0 0/0 1 0/0
L Simmons 0/0 0 0/1/5 5 0 0 0 1 2/3 2/0 0 0/0
L Horwill 0/0 0 0/2/7 13 0 0 0 1 9/0 3/0 1 0/0
F Higginbotham 0/0 0 0/2/9 40 2 1 2 3 11/0 1/0 0 0/0
F Pocock 0/0 0 0/2/6 12 0 0 1 0 5/0 0/0 1 0/0
N8 McCalman 0/0 0 0/0/8 11 0 0 0 0 6/0 1/0 0 0/0
(H) Moore 0/0 0 0/1/2 1 0 0 1 0 4/2 0/0 1 0/0
(P) Alexander 0/0 0 0/1/6 3 0 0 0 0 5/0 1/0 0 0/0
(L) Sharpe 0/0 0 0/0/1 4 0 0 0 0 4/1 1/0 0 0/0
(F) Samo 0/1 0 0/1/4 0 0 0 0 0 4/1 0/0 0 0/0
(FB) Tapuai 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 1 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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