Wales 12 - 14 Australia

After six defeats on the trot, Wales took on Australia looking for a win to avoid dropping to the third tier of seeds for the draw of the next World Cup. But it ended with more heartache for Welsh fans.

Gatland: 'Every reason for optimism' in Australia match

We need to pick up again from where we left off in the second half last week.

We managed to retain 73% possession after the break against the All Blacks and win the territory battle, and we need to put Australia under similar pressure from the outset.

We have played them regularly over the last couple of years and have come close to winning on a number of occasions, but have not quite been able to get ourselves over the chalk of the finish line.

Both sides have had injuries to cope with, but there is every reason for optimism.

– Warren Gatland, Wales coach

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