Jonathan Davies injury leaves Wales cursing their luck after latest Australia defeat

• Key centre could miss rest of autumn series after damaging his ankle
• Kurtley Beale’s controversial try seals 13th loss in a row against Wallabies

One might have thought all would be overshadowed by a 13th consecutive defeat against opponents who, while unquestionably better, are not in a different league, but the prospect of losing Jonathan Davies for the rest of this autumn series hung heavier over the Wales camp.

As if they did not already know it had not been their day against Australia – again – such a feeling was reinforced when Davies went down in the last play of the game, seeming to twist his ankle in a tackle. He received treatment after the final whistle, and the look on his face as he was carted off was not encouraging. He finished the evening strapped up and on crutches. Warren Gatland admitted his situation “doesn’t look brilliant”.

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