Wales fall to Brisbane defeat
Australia had to work hard for the victory but they managed to edge out Wales 27-19 at the Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
The Wallabies enjoyed a bright start to the clash in Brisbane, having suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Scotland in New South Wales earlier this week. Scott Higginbotham scored the first and only try of the first half as he powered over from close range to give the home side a 10-3 advantage at the break. Scrum-half Will Genia capped off a superb performance with a fine individual try, before Alex Cuthbert crossed the whitewash to keep Wales in the game helped by the kicking of Leigh Halfpenny. Pat McCabe sealed the win when he crossed and Wales skipper Sam Warburton was left wondering what might have been at the final whistle. He said:"The game was played at a great pace and to be brutally honest, we struggled to keep up with that in the first half. "It is the first time for a lot of us in Australia and we have a lot of work to do before next week. "We need to play a bit more territory, have better numbers at the breakdown and deal better with their 'jackal' threat. Credit to Australia, the best team won today."