Rugby Information: Priestland hero of Cardiff as Wales edge previous Australia

Rhys Priestland despatched the Principality Stadium into raptures as his last-second penalty noticed Wales beat Australia by only one level.

Kurtley Beale thought he had gained the sport for the Wallabies however substitute fly-half Priestland had the best veins in Cardiff to kick the essential penalty to finish their 2021 on a excessive.

It was a credit score to Australia that they’d held on for thus lengthy having had Rob Valentini despatched off after simply quarter-hour for a excessive and harmful deal with.

Andrew Kellaway gave them the right begin going over after two minutes with Nic White scoring a second and Filipo Daungunu sensationally scoring as he flew over the road to place the Wallabies forward.

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar was sometimes fashionable with the boot kicking 5 penalties and two conversions with 100% success price earlier than Priestland’s arrival and stealing of the headlines.

The Welsh strive scorers, Ryan Elias and Nick Tompkins, each touched down at essential occasions as each groups regarded to remain within the contest for so long as potential in an incredible finish to the Autumn Internationals.

This victory earns Wayne Pivac‘s Wales two wins from their 4 video games after defeats to New Zealand and South Africa have been adopted by victory in opposition to Fiji final week.

“Right this moment’s result’s actually necessary for this group who’ve labored actually arduous. They are going to be glad with the end result,” stated Pivac after the sport.

“There was plenty of expertise unavailable, these younger guys could have received so much out of this collection and it is about constructing depth going into the World Cup in 2023.”

Wales loved a title profitable Six Nations marketing campaign earlier within the 12 months however they could not replicate that dominant type for these video games which could possibly be a priority heading into 2022.

Their defence of the Six Nations, which begins in February, begins with a visit to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to face Eire who went unbeaten of their two matches in opposition to Japan and New Zealand.

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