Australia survive late Wales onslaught
Will Genia scored a try, created another and inspired the Wallabies to a 27-19 win over Six Nations champion Wales on Saturday, only four days after a shock loss to Scotland.
The Australians scored three tries and conceded one, with Leigh Halfpenny contributing 14 points for the Welsh via place kicks.
Australia opened a 14-point lead in the second half when Genia crossed for a solo try and Berrick Barnes landed a dropped goal to extend a 10-3 halftime lead into 20-6 margin. But Wales got back within a point via an Alex Cuthbert try and some accurate kicking from Halfpenny.
Genia sent Pat McCabe in for a try in the 67th minute to give Australia the decisive break. The Australians have not lost at home to Wales since 1969.