The Wallabies kicked off their end of year tour with an emphatic 32-8 victory over Wales in Cardiff. They scored five tries in a much improved showing after what has been a disappointing year so far. It was Australia’s 12th successive win over the Welsh.
It was only the Wallabies’ fourth victory in 11 matches this season, but they played some excellent rugby to dismantle the home side, who leaked tries far too easily and couldn’t contain Man of the Match number ten Bernard Foley.
“Credit goes to the boys today, we knew how dangerous Wales are. We prepared really well all week,” said Foley, who contributed 12 points.
“We wanted to start the tour really well. When our attack didn’t work the defence was really good.”
Stand in captain Gethin Jenkins on the other hand spoke of their mistakes.
“We made a few big defensive errors and they punished us. Credit to Australia, they put us to the sword. We showed some good spirit to come back at the end.”
Australia play Scotland at Murrayfield next weekend as part of their five-Test tour, which also includes games against France, Ireland and England.
Wales host Argentina next, after Los Pumas beat Japan 54-20 in Tokyo on Saturday.