Rugby World Cup 2019: Live updates - Australia v Wales

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Australia 25 - 29 Wales+

That's it! It's all over, Wales have hung on to claim a famous RWC win! Stay tuned for the match wrap. 

80min - Australia lose the ball and Wales will hold the ball now. 

79min - Wales have the ball now and look like they will try and hold it just 5m out from their own line, they clear. 

77min - Massive scrum from Australia and they win a penalty, can they go 80 metres to steal this game, but he cant find touch. 

76min - Short arm penalty from the scrum for Wales and they will scrum again. 

74min - Australia have the ball and Beale is called for the forward pass.

71min - A crossfield kick is scored by North but he has knocked it on, they come back for the advantage and Wales will kick for the points. It's good. Australia 25 - 29 Wales.

69min - Wales win a penalty around half way and the decision is to kick for touch. 

67min - Big scrum from Australia and they win a penalty - a much different game here, they take the points. Kick is good. Australia 25 - 26 Wales. 

66min - Knock on comes from Wales and Australia have another scrum, a little lucky there. 

65min - Wales make a hash of it at the back and Australia win a lineout. 

64min - Big break down the right wing, it's Dane Haylett-Petty and he gets to the 22m line, knock on Aussie, Wales scrum. 

62min - TRY - Australia, almost every forward has a go there ! But it's the captain who scores, Hooper goes over. Kick is good. Australia 22 - 26 Wales. 

60min - Good defence from Wales but they give up another penalty - Australia will kick for touch. 

58min - The lineout comes and Australia win a penalty on the drive, they will go for it again.

56min - Penalty comes for the Wallabies after a really good period of attack. They will kick for touch. 

55min - Michael Hooper gets instant revenge, massive tackle on Davies and he earns Australia a penalty.

54min - Good work from Justin Tipuric and he earns the turnover at the breakdown. 

53min - Lots of kicks from both sides after a knock on from Australia. 

52min - Good metres from Australia as Genia leads the lads to 10metres out. 

51min - The ref has gone back upstairs and Josh Adams makes the smallest of contact with  Isi Naisarani's head and he has been penalised. No card. 

50min - Aussie look a different side with Toomua on, Wales nearly get an intercept but knock it on, Australia scrum. 

Toomua has already done more in 30 seconds then Foley did all half.

46min - Instant impact from Toomua who sparks that run down the left hand side and Australia score a TRY! Fullback Dane Haylett-Petty goes over. Kick is good. 15 - 26 Wales. 

44min - Wales go back into the pocket and it's Rhys Patchell who knocks over their second drop goal of the game. Australia 8 - 26 Wales

43min - Really nice play from Wales and North goes for a run down the right wing - they are 15metres out now. 

42min - Knock on comes from Australia, they looked good until that - Wales scrum. 

41min - Back underway!

Half time!

This is the play where Kerevi was penalised. 

40min - Confirmation, Biggar's night is over. 

38min - TRY - Wales, game changer for Aussie, Genia throws the pass and it's intercepted by Gareth Davies who scores. Kick is good. Australia 8 - 23 Wales

37min - They kick for goal and it's good. Australia 8 - 16 Wales. In off.

36min - Michael Hooper is not happy! "That's poor tackle technique, that's not his fault" and I agree. 

36min - That's shocking! It's only called a penalty but that is silly, there would be hundreds of those in a game. 

36min - TMO Ben Skeen is showing vision of a Kerevi run that shows him putting the forearm in the Walsh defenders chest, a little pedantic for me, apparently it's hit his throat but it's a no from me.

36min - Aussie get no go forward and O Connor is smashed in the tackle and knocks the ball on.

34min - Dusty lineout from Australia and it forces a clearance - Williams kicks it back and it's a good one, Aussie lineout. 

32min - Penalty won in a nice spot for Wales and they will kick for goal. It's good. Australia 8 - 13 Wales.

30min - Biggar has gone to the sheds for an HIA, Rhys Patchell is on.

28min - Penalty won by Australia and they will kick for the points. It's good. Australia 8 - 10 Wales.

27min - Another lineout won against the throw for Aussie. 

26min - Very open game for the last couple of minutes - both sides look really good with ball in hand. Wales have a lineout around on the 22. 

25min - But ref comes back to the knock on from Wales and Aussie have a scrum.

24min - Tolu Latu runs into his own player and is called for the obstrcution - Wales scrum. 

21min - TRY - Australia, Karevi makes the break for Aussie and they recycle and Foley puts a cross field kick over to Adam Ashley-Cooper who scores. Kick is wide. Australia 5 - 10 Wales. 

20min - Massive scrum from Australia and Hooper and Pocock hit the breakdown and force a turnover. 

18min - From the Wales lineout and Aussie win it against their throw, instead of clearing, Aussie opt to run and Wales win a scrum after a maul was called! Great work from Wyn Jones.

17min - Penalty called after Hooper puts in a late hit on Biggar, Wales will kick for touch. 

17min - Biggar goes for another drop kick and it's wide, goes to the left.

17min - Wales have the ball back now and their forwards are getting to work on attack. 

16min - Another mistake from Australia and Wales clear.

15min - Aussie have the ball now are and working it forward, 35 metres out. 

13min - TRY - Wales, from the penalty advantage, Biggar puts in a crossfield kick and Hadleigh Parkes takes a great catch and scores! Kick is good. Australia 0 - 10 Wales. 

11min - A scrum from Aussie and Wales win the penalty, they work the ball forward and are now, 5metres out. 

10min - Pass from Biggar is called forward, Aussie scrum. 

9min - Nice clearance from Genia, he box kicks one out just past the 22. 

8min - Really nice defence from Australia, Wales have numbers left, they shift it, but Aussie do enough to force a turnover. 

7min - Australia get their first chance to move up field and Davies intercepts a Foley pass, both sides looking good going forward. 

5min - Great kick from Genia, he looks up, finds space and fills it perfectly! Wales lineout. 

4min - Wales win a penalty and they go for goal, it's wide from Biggar. 

2min - Haylett-Petty makes a mini break but knocks the ball on in contact. 

1min - Drop kick, from the outset they go to Biggar who slots a drop goal. Australia 0 - 3 Wales

1min - Kick off here at Tokyo Stadium. 

8:44pm: Both anthems have finished and we are not far away! 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Rugby World Cup clash between Australia and Wales from Tokyo Stadium. 

TAB Odds: Australia $2.08    Wales $1.69

Pre-match banter: Rugby World Cup's five greatest upsets in tournament history

OPINION: Upsets have long been a part of sport, but very rarely has the Rugby World Cup thrown up shocks heard around the world.

There have been a few though, as All Black fans well and truly know.

With the Rugby World Cup currently in full flight in Japan, we look back at the five biggest upsets in tournament history.

5. France beat New Zealand 20-18
2007 World Cup (quarter-final)


OK, so we should have been prepared, after what happened in 1999 right? More on that later.

Unfortunately, several factors contributed to the All Blacks' earliest elimination from a Rugby World Cup. 

Whether it was the grey jersey, referee Wayne Barnes' missed forward passes and clear penalties, Luke McAlister's sin-binning, Daniel Carter's calf injury or Nick Evans' inability to kick a drop goal - or a combination of all of those - New Zealand simply weren't good enough to close out a game they dominated. 

The All Blacks led the quarter-final 13-3 at halftime and 18-13 with 12 minutes to play, and even after the French went in front, the All Blacks dominated the final 10 minutes, but couldn't find the play they needed. 

This was a very good All Blacks side that was four years shy of being a great All Blacks side. 

4. Japan beat Ireland 19-12
2019 World Cup (group stage)


Ireland started this World Cup as the best team on the planet, eyeing a spot in the final against the All Blacks.

Now that clash is likely for the quarter-finals and another World Cup failure for the emerald greens.

Japan outplayed a predictable Irish side for the final hour, dominating possession, territory and the scoreboard, scoring 16 straight points to reel in a 12-3 deficit.

Ireland's attack was insipid, while Japan's was inspired, throwing the ball around at will while Joe Schmidt's side inexplicably kicked the ball away at every opportunity.

This was an unexpected result, even taking into account Japan's shock win over South Africa four years ago. It questions Ireland's World Cup-winning credentials and offers the question; Are Japan good enough to make the World Cup final?

3. France beat New Zealand 43-31
1999 World Cup (semi-final) 


We were all guilty of eyeing up Australia in the 1999 final and so were the players.

Thanks to Jonah Lomu, the All Blacks led a passionate French side 24-10 five minutes into the second half. That should have been the ball game.

A New Zealand side featuring Lomu, Jeff Wilson, Josh Kronfeld, Justin Marshall, Tana Umaga, Christian Cullen, Andrew Mehrtens and Robin Brooke should have found a way to close the game out.

But two curious drop goals from French No.10 Christophe Lamaison completely turned the momentum of the contest and before the nation could blink, France had scored three converted tries and the All Blacks trailed 43-24 with five minutes to play.

Wilson added a consolation try to bring a measure of respectability to the scoreline, but the All Blacks were now World Cup chokers.

2. Western Samoa beat Wales 16-13
1991 World Cup (group stage)


Little did we know it at the time, but the Samoan side of 1991 featured arguably the greatest-ever All Back centre in Frank Bunce.

This iteration of Manu Samoa was stacked with talent, including Brian Lima, Peter Fatialofa, Stephen Bachop and Pat Lam, but to think they would be good enough to upset one of the greatest rugby nations of all time was a stretch.

Oh, and the fact it was played at Cardiff Arms Park made the result even more incredible. For the first time in World Cup history, a rank outsider turned over an international heavyweight and grabbed worldwide headlines.

In Wales, one scribe famously wrote: "Thank heavens Wales weren't playing the whole of Samoa." 

As for the match - the sides traded two tries apiece, but the boot of Matthew Vaea proved the difference, adding a second-half penalty to his two conversions to seal the result.

1. Japan beat South Africa 34-32
2015 World Cup (group stage) 


Make no mistake about it - this was one of the biggest upsets in the history of sport, let alone rugby. It was the undisputed No.1 Rugby World Cup shock of all time.

Under the tactical nous of Eddie Jones, Japan hit the Springboks with tenacious defence and adventurous attack, causing panic within the Springbok camp and ultimately a boilover of massive proportions. 

Try as they might, the Boks couldn't separate themselves from the 'Brave Blossoms', despite leading for most of the 84 minutes.

Eventually, it came down to one final Japanese attack, with Kiwi-born Karne Hesketh crashing over in the corner to stun the entire nation of South Africa.