Wales 12 Australia 14

IT WAS the same old story for Wales against the Wallabies at the Millennium Stadium this afternoon after Kurtley Beale’s last-minute try stole the spoils for Australia.

Wales were leading 12-9 as the clock wound down but the Aussies struck late to condemn Warren Gatland’s men to an autumn whitewash.

It seemed that their defence had won them the day only for Beale to make them pay when he finished off a stunning move that started in their own territory... seconds after Wales had snuffed out another late charge only to fail to make touch with their clearance.

It was a cruel end to a scrappy Test match.

It was 9-6 to the Wallabies at half-time with fly-half Kurtley Beale striking three penalties to two by full-back Leigh Halfpenny.

Wales edged in front entering the final quarter thanks to two more Halfpenny efforts and they held onto that lead when replacement fly-half Mike Harris – who had stole the spoils in the second Test in Australia with the last kick – missed from the tee.

But the hosts were unable to close the game out, suffering a seventh Test defeat on the spin and their eighth to Australia.

Wales scorers: penalties - L Halfpenny (4)

Australia scorers: try - K Beale; penalties - K Beale (3)

Comments (9)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

4:58pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Euwan Usami says...

Worse Aussies side I can recall and we still couldn't put them away. Wales are just too average. To concede with 1 minute on the clock is criminal. Just clueless.
Worse Aussies side I can recall and we still couldn't put them away. Wales are just too average. To concede with 1 minute on the clock is criminal. Just clueless. Euwan Usami
  • Score: 0

5:03pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Dai the Milk says...

An improvement on the first three Autumn games but have to agree........clueles
s. No top three inches there. Where is the leadership? That ball should have been stuffed up their jumper for the final 5 minutes........and what a shock at Twickenham.......wel
l done England.
An improvement on the first three Autumn games but have to agree........clueles s. No top three inches there. Where is the leadership? That ball should have been stuffed up their jumper for the final 5 minutes........and what a shock at Twickenham.......wel l done England. Dai the Milk
  • Score: 0

5:29pm Sat 1 Dec 12

rightsideup says...

Just as well they are not on performance related pay!.
Just as well they are not on performance related pay!. rightsideup
  • Score: 0

6:34pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Robert Shillabeer says...

The pass for the try was very iffy, looked like it was forward to many, but the English (Forest of Dean actually) ref missed it as he did with some very iffy tackles, but Wales failed to get over the whitewash again and that is really worrying. Halfpenny injury looks bad anyone heard anything about it. The Wales squad have had some really hard knocks lately hope they are all OK for SIX weeks time!!!
The pass for the try was very iffy, looked like it was forward to many, but the English (Forest of Dean actually) ref missed it as he did with some very iffy tackles, but Wales failed to get over the whitewash again and that is really worrying. Halfpenny injury looks bad anyone heard anything about it. The Wales squad have had some really hard knocks lately hope they are all OK for SIX weeks time!!! Robert Shillabeer
  • Score: 0

7:56pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Euwan Usami says...

Dai the Milk wrote:
An improvement on the first three Autumn games but have to agree........clueles

s. No top three inches there. Where is the leadership? That ball should have been stuffed up their jumper for the final 5 minutes........and what a shock at Twickenham.......wel

l done England.
Credit where it's due;England were superb and properly stuffed the all blacks.
[quote][p][bold]Dai the Milk[/bold] wrote: An improvement on the first three Autumn games but have to agree........clueles s. No top three inches there. Where is the leadership? That ball should have been stuffed up their jumper for the final 5 minutes........and what a shock at Twickenham.......wel l done England.[/p][/quote]Credit where it's due;England were superb and properly stuffed the all blacks. Euwan Usami
  • Score: 0

1:10am Sun 2 Dec 12

WelshRugbyFan says...

the Aussies were a poor team and we should have put the game to bed alot earlier ... however personally i am dreading the 6 nations as we were by far the worst team of the Northern Hemisphere contingent in the Autumn Internationals and we will have Howley back in charge for the campaign! ...
Credit to England for the win but are people (Stuart Barnes & English media) forgetting that the NZ squad were hit by a virus that put the entire team out for 5 days with sickness & diarrhea not the best prep!
It was farcical for Barnes to state that they were now one of the favorites for the WC which is another 3 yrs away ... get a grip they only won ONE game and don't forget they lost to the Aussies and SA!
the Aussies were a poor team and we should have put the game to bed alot earlier ... however personally i am dreading the 6 nations as we were by far the worst team of the Northern Hemisphere contingent in the Autumn Internationals and we will have Howley back in charge for the campaign! ... Credit to England for the win but are people (Stuart Barnes & English media) forgetting that the NZ squad were hit by a virus that put the entire team out for 5 days with sickness & diarrhea not the best prep! It was farcical for Barnes to state that they were now one of the favorites for the WC which is another 3 yrs away ... get a grip they only won ONE game and don't forget they lost to the Aussies and SA! WelshRugbyFan
  • Score: 0

9:58am Sun 2 Dec 12

Moaning Old G1t says...

WelshRugbyFan wrote:
the Aussies were a poor team and we should have put the game to bed alot earlier ... however personally i am dreading the 6 nations as we were by far the worst team of the Northern Hemisphere contingent in the Autumn Internationals and we will have Howley back in charge for the campaign! ...
Credit to England for the win but are people (Stuart Barnes & English media) forgetting that the NZ squad were hit by a virus that put the entire team out for 5 days with sickness & diarrhea not the best prep!
It was farcical for Barnes to state that they were now one of the favorites for the WC which is another 3 yrs away ... get a grip they only won ONE game and don't forget they lost to the Aussies and SA!
Well said WRF
[quote][p][bold]WelshRugbyFan[/bold] wrote: the Aussies were a poor team and we should have put the game to bed alot earlier ... however personally i am dreading the 6 nations as we were by far the worst team of the Northern Hemisphere contingent in the Autumn Internationals and we will have Howley back in charge for the campaign! ... Credit to England for the win but are people (Stuart Barnes & English media) forgetting that the NZ squad were hit by a virus that put the entire team out for 5 days with sickness & diarrhea not the best prep! It was farcical for Barnes to state that they were now one of the favorites for the WC which is another 3 yrs away ... get a grip they only won ONE game and don't forget they lost to the Aussies and SA![/p][/quote]Well said WRF Moaning Old G1t
  • Score: 0

1:43pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Dai the Milk says...

Roger's 'regional' masterpiece has come apart at the seams. It needs to be dismantled and plan B put in place as soon as........or else we'll find ourselves in the fourth division of world rugby not the third.
Roger's 'regional' masterpiece has come apart at the seams. It needs to be dismantled and plan B put in place as soon as........or else we'll find ourselves in the fourth division of world rugby not the third. Dai the Milk
  • Score: 0

7:36pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Keith Barnett says...

Nora Virus was England's man of the match?
To be fair they did stuff NZ, but NZ looked like they had no energy.
Wales for wooden spoon? Will they win any of the 6N?
Italy, France & Scotland away, Ireland and England at home!
Nora Virus was England's man of the match? To be fair they did stuff NZ, but NZ looked like they had no energy. Wales for wooden spoon? Will they win any of the 6N? Italy, France & Scotland away, Ireland and England at home! Keith Barnett
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree