Wallabies suffer first Rugby World Cup loss to Wales

The Wallabies have been defeated by Wales 29-25 at the Rugby World Cup in Tokyo last night.

The loss is the Aussies’ first in the World Cup.

Coach Michael Cheika says the Aussies made little errors consistently throughout the match.


“There’s a lot of little factors you know, there wasn’t one huge ‘why didn’t it happen in the first half, why didn’t it happen in the second half’ type of thing,” Cheika said post-match.

Though he says controversial referee calls are were also partly to blame, with the crowd even booing the refs after they penalised centre Samu Kerevi for an illegal fend-off in the 36th minute.

“They’re [the refs] becoming ultra cautious about everything, and it’s not inviting to the fans.

“Why should we be having booing out there, in a game like that, with those types of crowds?

“There shouldn’t be people booing, they’re not booing the players either, so that shouldn’t be happening,” Cheika said.

The defeat will likely mean the Aussies will sit second in Pool D – which could result in a quarter final showdown with England.