7 Nov 2010

Wallabies beat Wales

1:35 pm on 7 November 2010

The Wallabies lost two hookers and survived a fearsome assault on their scrum to tough out a 25-16 victory over Wales in their rugby international at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Starting rake Stephen Moore was ruled out before kick-off with a back niggle, his place taken by Saia Fainga'a.

But when Fainga'a limped from the field in the 55th minute with a leg injury, Australia were down to late call-up to the bench Huia Edmonds.

The Welsh were merciless on the Wallabies' scrum, earning penalty after penalty and storming back into the game with a try on the back of a pummelling from the tight five late in the first half.

But Australia stayed composed enough to keep their recent roll going after a physical Wales had restricted them to a 7-6 half-time lead.

Australia scored three tries to one.