Wales suffered a narrow 33-28 defeat to Australia at the Millennium Stadium in an international Test match on Saturday. This was a tough encounter as both teams managed to take the lead at various points in the game. There could only be one winner thought and the Wallabies ran out winners.
The score board opened in the early minutes of the game. Rhys Webb scored the first try of the game for the Dragons. Leigh Halfpenny followed with a conversion which put the hosts in an early seven point lead. The 14th minute saw the Aussies trying to even the score which they did.
Israel Folau scored a try which was followed by a Bernard Foley conversion. The score was now even at 7-7. Four minutes later Folau scored the second try for the tourists and Foley followed it up with a conversion, extending the lead to 14-7.
The hosts were playing catch-up and Alex Cuthbert scored a try followed by a conversion by Halfpenny which made the score even again. Michael Cheika’s side were quick to extend the lead again when Tevita Kuridrani scored another try for the Aussies. A conversion by Foley sealed the lead as the score sat at 21-14.
Alun-Wyn Jones burrowed over and scored a try for Wales with Dan Biggar closing the lead as he scored a conversion. Half-time arrived with the score at 21-21. The second half opened with a penalty that was taken by Foley and gave the Aussies a three point lead.
The second half seemed to be slow on the scoring line, especially in comparison to the first. Eventually a penalty was awarded yet again to Australia and they extended the score to 27-21. A penalty try was later given to Warren Gatland’s side and they closed the lead. A conversion by Rhys Priestland saw them regain the advantage 28-27.
A drop goal by Foley saw Australia return to the lead and a penalty by the Australian flyhalf made it 33-28 and that was how it would finish in Cardiff.