Wales seek to end woeful Wallaby run

Warren Gatland (Gallo)
Warren Gatland (Gallo)

London - Wales head into their Rugby World Cup Pool A decider against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday bidding to end a run of 10 straight defeats by the Wallabies.

Their record against Australia in World Cup games is not much better, with Wales' lone win over the Wallabies in five matches at the global showpiece event coming in a third-place play-off during the inaugural 1987 edition in New Zealand.

But Wales are taking heart from the fact that their five most recent losses to Australia have been by just the one score.

Below details of the last 10 Wales-Australia meetings and their history of matches at the World Cup.

Wales v Australia, last 10 Tests (year, venue, winning country, score):

2009 Cardiff: AUS 33-12

2010 Cardiff: AUS 25-16

2011 Auckland (RWC): AUS 21-18

2011 Cardiff: AUS 24-18

2012 Brisbane: AUS 27-19

2012 Melbourne: AUS 25-23

2012 Sydney: AUS 20-19

2012 Cardiff: AUS 14-12

2013 Cardiff: AUS 30-26

2014 Cardiff: AUS 33-28

Wales v Australia at Rugby World Cup (year, venue, winning country, score, stage of competition):

1987 Rotorua: WAL 22-21, third place playoff

1991 Cardiff: AUS 38-03, pool match

1999 Cardiff: AUS 24-09, quarter-final

2007 Cardiff: AUS 32-20, pool match

2011 Auckland AUS 21-18, third place play-off

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