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FT: Wales 21 - 29 Australia

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Wales' Autumn Internationals got underway with a loss in their first test against Australia at the Principality Stadium.

An early penalty by Leigh Halfpenny ensured Wales were first onto the scoreboard, but Australia quickly responded with a try.

The scores changed hands four times over the course of the first half.

A Steffan Evans try gave Wales fans hope but three tries gave the Wallabies the lead at the break.

The second half started slowly, with only a Wales penalty in the first 20 minutes.

However, Australia sealed their victory with a Kurtley Beale try, 15 minutes from the end.

Wales responded by bringing on replacements, and had two chances at a try when Australia captain Michael Hooper was sin binned.

A Wales try in the last minute boosted the home score, but they were no match for the Wallabies who start their campaign with a 21 - 29 win.