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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 November 2005, 19:31 GMT
Williams thanks forwards for win
WALES v AUSTRALIA
Shane Williams' spectacular try ignited the Millennium Stadium crowd
Wing Shane Williams says that the pack deserve the credit for Wales' historic 24-22 win over Australia.

The Ospreys star scored the spectacular 54th-minute try to give Wales the decisive lead, but he was pleased to deflect the credit to the forwards.

"I haven't scored for a while and it was just great to get on the scoreboard," Williams told BBC Sport.

"But it was a massive effort from the forwards, they won the game for us. The penaltry try was the turning point."

Williams' try makes him the first Wales player to score against all three of the southern hemisphere superpowers (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa).

Man-of-the-match Colin Charvis, who was at the heart of the forward effort, was - like Williams - keen to send praise in another direction.

"It was the last game for [Wales fitness coach] Andrew Hore before he returns to New Zealand," said the flanker.

Gareth Thomas
We've ignited things and we'll go into the Six Nations with a lot of confidence
Wales captain Gareth Thomas
"We're sad to see him leave, but he should be proud of the work he's done, that's what has led to the forwards playing so well today.

"The team has a lot of tenacity and strength of character, as we showed in last year's Six Nations."

Wales captain Gareth Thomas added: "It's one of those games you never want to end.

"We were entertaining the crowd and they backed us all the way to keep the team going.

"There were reasons for our slow start to the autumn series, but by performing here we've ignited things and we'll go into the Six Nations with a lot of confidence."




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