Australia beat Wales for the 12th time in a row

Wales struggled to break down the Wallabies

BY Simon Maguire 17:26 Saturday 5 November 2016, 17:26 5 Nov 2016

Australia head coach Michael Cheika (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Wales fell to Australia at the Principality stadium earlier today as the visitors ran out convincing 32-8 winners in Cardiff.

Australia came into the game on the back of an average Rugby Championship season where they won three and lost three in the tournament. They were then comprehensively beaten 37-10 in the third Bledisloe Cup match by New Zealand at the end of October.

Wales hadn't played since they were whitewashed 3-0 by New Zealand in June and had Rob Howley in charge after Warren Gatland stepped aside due to his Lions obligations. 

Australia ran in five tries with Haylett-Petty, Foley, Kuridrani, Moore and Hodge dotting down for the visitors. Scott Williams ran in a consolation try for Wales in the 63rd minute. 

Wales' poor record against Australia continues and they have now lost 12 in a row against the wallabies. Their last win against the men in gold came in November 2008.  

Australia now head to Scotland next weekend before playing France, Ireland and England. Wales welcome Argentina to Cardiff next weekend before finishing their Autumn international schedule against Japan and South Africa. 

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