Wales beat Australia 40-6 and sent the two-time world champions home for the first time. Gatland’s men operated to prevent any kind of victory option for some Wallabies lacking ideas and achieved the biggest victory in the history of the XV of the Dragon against the Oceanic team. Wales recovered from injury with their opener Biggar and scores from Gareth Davies, Nick Tompkins and Jac Morgan, and scores at the feet of Biggar and a great Gareth Anscombe (one conversion, 6 hits and a drop) they concluded. at the end of the Aussie adventure in France. Complete failure for Eddie Jones and his Wallabies who are already thinking about rebuilding for the next World Cup when they host.
Wales were very clear about this and knew how to exploit the shortcomings of the Wallabies who got themselves the biggest disappointment of the tournament. It is true that they did not arrive at a good time, but their two Webb Ellis and their history make them the favorite to be at least fourth. Gareth Davies opened the scoring as soon as he started after some great play by Morgan’s third. The Aussies reacted and with two hits from Ben Donaldson they tied the score. Australia still had chances to take the lead but they looked for tries instead of goals and failed. Dan Biggar, injured, made way for Gareth Anscombe who gave a leg recital. The Welsh flyhalf passed 4 of the 5 shots he attempted and put the game at halftime 16-6.
In the second half, Wales controlled the game. Dominating the scrum and hardly suffering in defense they slowly wore down the morale of the Wallabies to win the game. Anscombe passed a punch and a kick behind the Welsh flyhalf’s defense was taken advantage of by Nick Tompkins to set up the second score. Anscombe passed on the kick and continued his personal display. He passed on other penalties and a drop to put the game at 35-6 with 10 minutes left. The result was closed by Jac Morgan for the final 40-6 which sent Australia home.
Wales will reach the quarterfinals and certify their first place in the group against Georgia. Australia will bid farewell to the World Cup against Os Lobos.