Australia 25, Wales 23

Wales will be looking to bounce back from a poor first test performance against the Wallabies today in Melbourne.

Recent results:
Australia won 27-19, Brisbane
2011: Australia won 24-18, Cardiff
2011: Australia won 21-18, Auckland
2010: Australia won 25-16, Cardiff
2009: Australia won 3012, Cardiff
2008: Wales won 21-18, Cardiff
2007: Australia won 32-20, Cardiff
2007: Australia won 31-0, Brisbane
2007: Australia won 29-23, Sydney
2006: Match drawn 29-29, Cardiff
2005: Wales won 24-22, Cardiff


Australia: 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Cooper Vuna, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Berrick Barnes, 9 Will Genia, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 David Pocock (captain), 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: Stephen Moore, 17 Ben Alexander, 18 Dave Dennis, 19 Michael Hooper, 20 Nic White, 21 Anthony Fainga’a, 22 Mike Harris.

Wales: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 George North, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Ryan Jones, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Gethin Jenkins.
Replacements: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Paul James, 18 Luke Charteris, 19 Justin Tipuric, 20 Rhys Webb, 21 James Hook, 22 Scott Williams.

Date: Saturday, June 16
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Kick-off: 20.00 (10.00 GMT)
Expected weather: The weather is irrelevant with a closed stadium roof
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
TMO: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)

  7 comments for “Australia 25, Wales 23

  1. DavidS
    June 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    42 mins

    13-7 Aus

    Australia totally in control though despite the scoreboard.

  2. avatar
    June 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    Full-time PK from maul seals it for the OZmob.
    Melbourne – Deon was dalk daar?
  3. avatar
    June 17, 2012 at 4:09 am
    Reply to Boertjie @ 1:50 pm:

    Ek gaan kyk nie eers die Wallabies games in Brisbane nie (tensy hulle teen die Bokke speel), hoekom sal ek gald mors om Melbourne toe te vlieg wir hulle game?

    Baie seer vir Wallis. Hulle het alles gedoen om daai game te wen.

  4. avatar
    June 17, 2012 at 5:04 am
    Awesome live test match… although they missed a beat not playing it at the recently voted worlds most iconic stadium… it sucks watching rugby at an AFL stadium…

    Seems all the NH teams have adjusted to the SH speed of the game… but they still ‘just’ had the wood on them… good stuff!

  5. avatar
    June 17, 2012 at 10:03 am
    Reply to Deon @ 4:09 am:

    Sorry, maar Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra
    is vir my almal Doer Onder.

  6. avatar
    June 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Reply to Boertjie @ 10:03 am:

    No worries. I really felt for the Welshman at church this morning. I was gutted for them. Can’t imagine how he felt. As I said, IMO they did everything but win the game, which they deserved.

  7. avatar
    June 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Reply to Deon @ 12:32 pm:

    I don’t know enough about them to say
    this, but just from Springbok folklore
    I have great respect for the Welsh – the
    main contributors to the 1974 Lions that
    fooked us hook, line and sinker.

    Time for another Golden Age in Bok rugby.


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