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South Wales Echo - - AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL - LEIGH HALF­PENNY LIAM WIL­LIAMS JONATHAN DAVIES ROB EVANS

Brav­ery headed off an Aussie try out wide, even if they did cross the white­wash sec­onds later. Half­penny kicked well enough at goal and pro­vided the as­sist for Evans’s score. No fire­works, but there was a fair bit to ad­mire here.

Let Kurt­ley Beale know he was around with a tackle that must have felt like a ton of bricks smash­ing into him. One run to­wards end saw Wil­liams es­cape from a sit­u­a­tion so un­promis­ing Hou­dini might have given up on it. Went for the wrong man when Ge­nia put Cole­man over, but tack­led hard and no prop has a right to han­dle as Evans han­dled against the Wal­la­bies. He looked ev­ery inch the mod­ern front rower, one who worked tire­lessly around the field, con­trib­uted to at­tack­ing move­ments while not ne­glect­ing the ba­sics. Con­sid­er­ing it was his first game back, his was a par­tic­u­larly fine ef­fort.

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