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Australia beats Wales 15-6 in World Cup pool match

Australia has beaten Wales 15-6 in the Rugby World Cup pool A match.

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Australia spent seven minutes of the second period down to 13 men after scrum half Will Genia and lock Dean Mum were both yellow-carded, but managed an impressive defeat despite the disadvantage in numbers.

Bernard Foley scored all 15 points leading Australia to finish top of Pool A.

Wales will now face South Africa in the quarter finals next weekend after suffering their 11th successive defeat against Australia.

Wales captain Sam Warburton felt his players could not have done any more, and gave credit to the Wallabies.

He told ITV: "We threw absolutely everything at Australia. I think you've got to give them a lot of credit in defence - in their 22 they were outstanding. We backed ourselves to go for the try and we couldn't get it.

"But I'm so proud of the guys. We threw everything at them and I couldn't ask any more from our players."

Watch highlights of the match on our dedicated Rugby World Cup site.

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