Drag­ons savour Wyn­ing feel­ing

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Autumn Internationals 2018 -

no star­dust.

Aus­tralia had two goes at the Welsh line from short-range li­ne­outs but failed, while Warren Gat­land’s bench of Lions and oc­ca­sional cap­tains could not make a dent ei­ther. Leigh Half­penny edged Wales ahead again with 10 min­utes to go after re­place­ment hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau in­fringed at a break­down.

And they had one glo­ri­ous chance after Samu Kerevi and Is­rael Fo­lau made a mess of Gareth An­scombe’s high punt, Liam Williams gath­ered and re­cy­cled but An­scombe then passed into Dil­lon Lewis’s head rather than Jonathan Davies’s hands. Then the Wal­la­bies drew level again, Matt To’omua with a penalty. But the crowd were bay­ing for Kerevi to see red for his el­bow-first fol­low-through on Half­penny.

That brought on

Big­gar, and the rest was con­signed to his­tory. WALES

We’ve been gra­cious in de­feat for a long time...

AUS­TRALIA

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