THE WALLABIES are hoping their purple patch of form continues into the Rugby World Cup finals, after the side finished on top of Pool A following the group stages.
Despite being reduced to 13 men for part of their clash against Wales, Australia came away victors 15-6 at Twickenham this morning.
Halfback Will Genia and lock Dean Mumm were both sin-binned for cynical fouls within three minutes of each other in the second half.
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But an extraordinary defensive display and another stellar performance from Bernard Foley proved the difference, with the five-eighth booting five penalties to make up all of Australia’s points.
“That’s one of the best wins I’ve been involved with,” captain Stephen Moore said.
“We had to defend with 13 men for a long period down our end and I’m really proud with how we stuck in for each other.”
They’ll now meet Scotland in the quarter-final.