Throwback Thursday: Wales beat Australia at Rugby World Cup

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Updated: October 8, 2015

Let’s Talk Sport go all the way back to the first ever Rugby World Cup in 1987.

 

This Saturday, Wales arguably face their toughest test yet in their World Cup campaign as their last opponents of Pool A is Australia.

 

Both nations will be competing in the quarter-finals, no matter what the result, but a win for either Wales or Australia will become winners of Pool A.

 

With the match taking place at Millenium Stadium, the heart of Welsh Rugby, there is a certain sign of confidence in the air.

 

The Welsh fans will have to rewind 28 years since their country last defeated Australia in Australia and New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup.

 

A nail biting 22-21 victory in the third place play-off, after a semi-final knockout from France, went down to be one of the biggest and memorable wins in Welsh Rugby history.

 

‘Throwback Thursday’ goes back in time to search for special moments in the world of sport every Thursday on Let’s Talk Sport.

 

Match Details

Wales 22
Tries: Moriarty, Hadley, Roberts
Cons: Thorburn (2)
Pens: Thorburn (2)
 
 
Australia 21
 
Tries: Burke, Grigg
Cons: Lynagh (2)
Pens: Lynagh (2)
DG: Lynagh

 

Wales: Paul Thorburn, Adrian Hadley, John Devereux, Mark Ring, Ieuan Evans, Jonathan Davies, Robert Jones; Steven Blackmore, Allan Phillips, Anthony Buchanan, Dick Moriarty, Steve Sutton, Gareth Roberts, Richard Webster, Paul Moriarty

 

Australia: Andrew Leeds, Peter Grigg, Matt Burke, Andrew Slack, David Campese, Michael Lynagh, Brian Smith; Cameron Lillicrap, Tom Lawton, Andy McIntyre, Troy Coker, Steve Cuter, David Codey, Simon Poidevin, Steve Tuynman


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