Wales finally break Australia hoodoo with late Dan Biggar penalty

• Wales 9-6 Australia
• Penalty kicks from Leigh Halfpenny and Biggar seal narrow win

When a losing run is as long as this, you do not care how it ends. Wales, after 13 consecutive defeats against Australia, finally managed a win. That the score was 9-6, a throwback to the bad old days, did not matter a jot to a raucous Cardiff crowd.

Nor should it, but to the neutral this made for desperate viewing. A match that was meandering to a slow death at 3-3 was salvaged by three penalties in the last quarter of an hour, as well as a touch of controversy when Samu Kerevi’s attempted charge-down of Leigh Halfpenny’s clearance was adjudged OK, despite the dreaded contact with the head.

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