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Wales v Australia


Wales claim Wallabies scalp

Wales celebrated their first victory over a Tri-Nations side in 11 games as the Six Nations Grand Slam winners beat Australia 21-18 in a thriller at the Millennium Stadium.

World player of the year Shane Williams capped a fine week to finish a free-flowing Wales move in the third minute.

A breakaway Mark Chisholm try helped to put Australia ahead but a fine Lee Byrne score and 11 points from Stephen Jones saw Wales open a 21-13 lead.

Digby Ioane scored but Wales clinched the win Warren Gatland had demanded.

Wales survived a brutal Australian fightback in the final minutes to claim only their third success over one of the southern hemisphere's "big three" since rugby turned professional in 1995.


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