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Wallabies triumph over Wales in Cardiff

Australia's Christian Leali'’ifano scores a conversion against Wales during their autumn international rugby match at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
Australia's Christian Leali'’ifano scores a conversion against Wales during their autumn international rugby match at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. AP - Sang Tan

AUSTRALIA recovered from conceding a first-minute try and twice falling 10 points behind to record a ninth successive win over Wales with a dramatic 30-26 victory at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Sunday.

The Wallabies scored three tries to two from Wales wing George North, with Australia centre Christian Leali'ifano, who crossed the Welsh line, contributing 20 points in all.

This success for Ewen McKenzie's men was all the more significant given Australia and Wales have been drawn in the same World Cup 'group of death' as 2015 hosts England.

The Wallabies' tour-ending triumph also meant they had won four Tests in a row for the first time since the opening matches of former coach Robbie Deans's reign in 2008.

Australia fly-half Quade Cooper marked his 50th Test with several moments of superb passing skill as the Wallabies fought back to lead 17-16 at the end of a breathless first half.

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