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Wallabies beat Wales to third place


Wallabies beat Wales to third place


Australia beat Wales 21-18 in a scrappy encounter at Eden Park on Friday morning to win third place at the Rugby World Cup.

In an error-ridden contest short on quality the Wallabies went into half-time 7-3 up.

Shane Williams offered Wales some hope in the second half when he dribbled the ball over the line and eventually dived on it for his 58th international try and with it gave his side an 7-8 lead.

Although Wales grew in confidence James O’Connor kept Australia’s score ticking over from the boot-and despite Leigh Halfpenny’s stoppage time effort fro Wales

Ben McCalman’s try six minutes earlier had already secured the Wallabies victory.

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