2012 Wales rugby union tour of Australia

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2012 Wales rugby union tour of Australia
Coach(es): Rob Howley
Tour captain(s): Sam Warburton
Top point scorer(s): Leigh Halfpenny (41)
Top try scorer(s): 10 players with 1 try
Top test point scorer(s): Leigh Halfpenny (41)
Top test try scorer(s): 7 players with 1 try
Type P W D L
Total: 5 2 0 3
Test match: 4 1 0 3
Opp. P W D L
 Australia 3 0 0 3
Barbarians 1 1 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents
Next tour: Japan 2013

In June 2012, Wales toured Australia as part of the 2012 mid-year rugby test series. They faced Australia in a series of three internationals across the eastern states, starting at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, then moving on to Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, before finishing in Sydney at the Sydney Football Stadium. In addition, they played a tour match against one of Australia's domestic clubs, the Brumbies, at Canberra Stadium.

Before flying to Australia, Wales also held a one-off match at home so that Rob Howley, the caretaker coach, could finalise the squad. This was held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff against the Barbarians.

During this tour, Wales were attempting to regain the James Bevan Trophy they lost in 2009, when Australia beat them 33–12 in Cardiff. They had won it the previous year, 21–18. However, the last time Wales beat Australia in Australia was in 1969, when they won 19–16.

This tour was the most keenly anticipated rugby tour of the 2012 tours, with Wales going into it as Grand Slam winners of the 2012 Six Nations and Australia as winners of the 2011 Tri Nations.

Wales lost the series 3–0, continuing their history of not having won in Australia for 43 years. However, all matches were close encounters, and they scored 61 points to Australia's 72. They also played a return match in Cardiff in the 2012 Autumn Internationals that ended in a similar narrow defeat, 14–12.

In the last three matches between the two teams, Wales led with five minutes to go and Australia snatched victory from them.

Fixtures[edit]

Date and time Venue Home Score Away
2 June 2012, 14:00 BST (UTC+01) Millennium Stadium, Cardiff  Wales 30–21 Barbarians
9 June 2012, 20:00 AEST (UTC+10) Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  Australia 27–19  Wales
12 June 2012, 19:30 AEST (UTC+10) Canberra Stadium, Canberra Australia ACT Brumbies 15–25  Wales
16 June 2012, 20:00 AEST (UTC+10) Etihad Stadium, Melbourne  Australia 25–23  Wales
23 June 2012, 15:00 AEST (UTC+10) Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney  Australia 20–19  Wales

Squads[edit]

Wales[edit]

Towards the end of May, the bulk of the Welsh squad left for Australia, leaving a handful of players to face the Barbarians. After Wales' win over the Barbarians, the few players who had earned their place in the squad during the game left for Australia to join up with the team. Caretaker coach Rob Howley announced a 35-man squad to take to Australia.


Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Richard Hibbard Hooker (1983-12-13)13 December 1983 (aged 28) 16 Wales Ospreys
Ken Owens Hooker (1987-01-03)3 January 1987 (aged 25) 5 Wales Scarlets
Matthew Rees Hooker (1980-12-09)9 December 1980 (aged 31) 51 Wales Scarlets
Rhys Gill Prop (1986-10-30)30 October 1986 (aged 25) 3 England Saracens
Paul James Prop (1982-05-13)13 May 1982 (aged 30) 35 Wales Ospreys
Gethin Jenkins Prop (1980-11-17)17 November 1980 (aged 31) 87 Wales Cardiff Blues
Adam Jones Prop (1981-03-08)8 March 1981 (aged 31) 80 Wales Ospreys
Rhodri Jones Prop (1991-12-23)23 December 1991 (aged 20) 1 Wales Scarlets
Luke Charteris Lock (1983-03-09)9 March 1983 (aged 29) 34 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Bradley Davies Lock (1987-01-09)9 January 1987 (aged 25) 33 Wales Cardiff Blues
Ian Evans Lock (1984-10-04)4 October 1984 (aged 27) 23 Wales Ospreys
Alun Wyn Jones Lock (1985-09-19)19 September 1985 (aged 26) 63 Wales Ospreys
Dan Lydiate Flanker (1987-12-18)18 December 1987 (aged 24) 24 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Aaron Shingler Flanker (1987-08-07)7 August 1987 (aged 24) 2 Wales Scarlets
Justin Tipuric Flanker (1989-08-06)6 August 1989 (aged 22) 5 Wales Ospreys
Josh Turnbull Flanker (1988-03-12)12 March 1988 (aged 24) 4 Wales Scarlets
Sam Warburton (c) Flanker (1988-10-05)5 October 1988 (aged 23) 27 Wales Cardiff Blues
Gareth Delve Number 8 (1982-12-30)30 December 1982 (aged 29) 11 Australia Melbourne Rebels
Taulupe Faletau Number 8 (1990-11-12)12 November 1990 (aged 21) 16 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Ryan Jones Number 8 (1981-03-13)13 March 1981 (aged 31) 64 Wales Ospreys
Mike Phillips Scrum-half (1982-08-29)29 August 1982 (aged 29) 65 France Bayonne
Rhys Webb Scrum-half (1988-12-09)9 December 1988 (aged 23) 2 Wales Ospreys
Lloyd Williams Scrum-half (1989-11-30)30 November 1989 (aged 22) 8 Wales Cardiff Blues
James Hook Fly-half (1985-06-27)27 June 1985 (aged 26) 63 France Perpignan
Rhys Priestland Fly-half (1987-01-09)9 January 1987 (aged 25) 15 Wales Scarlets
Ashley Beck Centre (1990-04-15)15 April 1990 (aged 22) 0 Wales Ospreys
Andrew Bishop Centre (1985-08-07)7 August 1985 (aged 26) 16 Wales Ospreys
Jonathan Davies Centre (1988-04-05)5 April 1988 (aged 24) 26 Wales Scarlets
Scott Williams Centre (1990-10-10)10 October 1990 (aged 21) 12 Wales Scarlets
Aled Brew Wing (1986-08-09)9 August 1986 (aged 25) 9 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Alex Cuthbert Wing (1990-04-05)5 April 1990 (aged 22) 6 Wales Cardiff Blues
George North Wing (1992-04-13)13 April 1992 (aged 20) 21 Wales Scarlets
Harry Robinson Wing (1993-04-16)16 April 1993 (aged 19) 1 Wales Cardiff Blues
Leigh Halfpenny Fullback (1988-12-22)22 December 1988 (aged 23) 32 Wales Cardiff Blues
Liam Williams Fullback (1991-04-09)9 April 1991 (aged 21) 1 Wales Scarlets

Australia[edit]

Robbie Deans announced his squad to face Wales at the beginning of June. The public already knew that James O'Connor, Kurtley Beale and usual captain James Horwill would all be out of the tour due to injury. From this, Robbie Deans was able to announce his 40-man squad. On 19 June, it was revealed that Beale would return for the third and final test against Wales.

Head coach: New Zealand Robbie Deans

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Saia Fainga'a Hooker (1987-02-02)2 February 1987 (aged 25) 16 Reds
Stephen Moore Hooker (1983-01-20)20 January 1983 (aged 29) 69 Brumbies
Tatafu Polota-Nau Hooker (1985-07-26)26 July 1985 (aged 26) 34 Waratahs
Ben Alexander Prop (1984-11-13)13 November 1984 (aged 27) 39 Brumbies
Sekope Kepu Prop (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 26) 16 Western Force
Salesi Ma'afu Prop (1983-03-26)26 March 1983 (aged 29) 14 Western Force
Dan Palmer Prop (1988-09-13)13 September 1988 (aged 23) 1 Brumbies
Benn Robinson Prop (1984-07-19)19 July 1984 (aged 27) 44 Waratahs
James Slipper Prop (1989-06-06)6 June 1989 (aged 23) 23 Reds
Kane Douglas Lock (1989-06-01)1 June 1989 (aged 23) 0 Waratahs
Cadeyrn Neville Lock (1988-11-09)9 November 1988 (aged 23) 0 Melbourne Rebels
Hugh Pyle Lock (1988-09-21)21 September 1988 (aged 23) 0 Melbourne Rebels
Nathan Sharpe Lock (1978-02-26)26 February 1978 (aged 34) 104 Western Force
Rob Simmons Lock (1989-04-19)19 April 1989 (aged 23) 19 Reds
Sitaleki Timani Lock (1986-09-19)19 September 1986 (aged 25) 2 Waratahs
Dave Dennis Flanker (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 (aged 26) 3 Waratahs
Scott Higginbotham Flanker (1986-09-05)5 September 1986 (aged 25) 14 Reds
Michael Hooper Flanker (1990-03-24)24 March 1990 (aged 22) 2 Brumbies
David Pocock (c) Flanker (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 (aged 24) 43 Western Force
Ben McCalman Number 8 (1988-03-18)18 March 1988 (aged 24) 21 Western Force
Ben Mowen Number 8 (1984-12-01)1 December 1984 (aged 27) 0 Brumbies
Wycliff Palu Number 8 (1982-07-27)27 July 1982 (aged 29) 40 Waratahs
Will Genia Scrum-half (1988-01-17)17 January 1988 (aged 24) 37 Reds
Nick Phipps Scrum-half (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 23) 3 Melbourne Rebels
Nic White Scrum-half (1990-06-13)13 June 1990 (aged 21) 0 Brumbies
Berrick Barnes Fly-half (1986-05-28)28 May 1986 (aged 26) 40 Waratahs
Quade Cooper Fly-half (1988-04-05)5 April 1988 (aged 24) 35 Queensland Reds
Bernard Foley Fly-half (1989-09-08)8 September 1989 (aged 22) 0 Waratahs
Anthony Fainga'a Centre (1987-02-02)2 February 1987 (aged 25) 17 Reds
Mike Harris Centre (1988-07-08)8 July 1988 (aged 23) 2 Reds
Rob Horne Centre (1989-08-15)15 August 1989 (aged 22) 11 Waratahs
Pat McCabe Centre (1988-03-21)21 March 1988 (aged 24) 13 Brumbies
Digby Ioane Wing (1985-07-14)14 July 1985 (aged 26) 24 Reds
Dom Shipperley Wing (1991-10-16)16 October 1991 (aged 20) 0 Reds
Joe Tomane Wing (1990-02-02)2 February 1990 (aged 22) 1 Brumbies
Cooper Vuna Wing (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 24) 2 Melbourne Rebels
Adam Ashley-Cooper Fullback (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 28) 66 Waratahs
Kurtley Beale Fullback (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 23) 24 Melbourne Rebels
Jesse Mogg Fullback (1989-06-08)8 June 1989 (aged 23) 0 Brumbies
Luke Morahan Fullback (1991-08-28)28 August 1991 (aged 20) 1 Reds

Warm-up matches[edit]

Wales vs Barbarians[edit]

2 June 2012
14:00 BST (UTC+01)
Wales  30–21 Barbarians
Try: Robinson 10' c
Hook 71' c
Brew 79' c
Con: Hook (3/3) 11', 72', 80'
Pen: Hook (3/3) 4', 25', 51'
report Try: Donald (2) 27' c, 59' c
Rees 36' c
Con: Donald (3/3) 28', 37', 60'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 57,565
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 Harry Robinson Substituted off 35' Substituted in 44' Substituted off 68'
OC 13 Andrew Bishop
IC 12 James Hook
LW 11 Aled Brew
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 64'
SH 9 Lloyd Williams Substituted off 51'
N8 8 Ryan Jones Substituted off 51'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Josh Turnbull
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Alun-Wyn Jones Substituted off 45'
TP 3 Rhodri Jones Substituted off 44'
HK 2 Matthew Rees (c) Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Rhys Gill Temporarily suspended from 34' to 44' 34' to 44'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 35'
LK 18 Aaron Shingler Substituted in 51'
FL 19 Martyn Williams Substituted in 45'
SH 20 Rhys Webb Substituted in 51'
CE 21 Adam Warren Substituted in 64'
FB 22 Will Harries Substituted in 68'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley
FB 15 New Zealand Mils Muliaina Substituted off 66'
RW 14 Fiji Isa Nacewa
OC 13 England Mike Tindall Substituted off 46'
IC 12 New Zealand Casey Laulala
LW 11 Wales Shane Williams
FH 10 New Zealand Stephen Donald
SH 9 Wales Richie Rees Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Scotland Johnnie Beattie
OF 7 Georgia (country) Mamuka Gorgodze Substituted off 56'
BF 6 South Africa Francois Louw
RL 5 Australia Mark Chisholm
LL 4 Ireland Mick O'Driscoll Substituted off 40'
TP 3 South Africa John Smit (c) Substituted off 46'
HK 2 France Benoît August Substituted off 40'
LP 1 Wales Duncan Jones
Replacements:
HK 16 New Zealand Aled de Malmanche Substituted in 40'
PR 17 New Zealand Neemia Tialata Substituted in 46'
LK 18 South Africa Anton van Zyl Substituted in 40'
N8 19 Fiji Akapusi Qera Substituted in 56'
SH 20 Scotland Rory Lawson Substituted in 56'
WG 21 Samoa Sailosi Tagicakibau Substituted in 46'
FB 22 France Cedric Heymans Substituted in 66'
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan

ACT Brumbies vs Wales[edit]

12 June 2012
19:30 AEST (UTC+10)
ACT Brumbies Australia 15–25  Wales
Pen: Holmes (5/6) 10', 38', 56', 62', 66'
Report Try: Hook 19' c
Tipuric 31' c
A.W. Jones 40' m
Con: Hook (2/3) 20', 32'
Pen: Hook (2/2) 69', 76'
Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Ian Smith (Australia)
FB 15 Robbie Coleman Substituted off 54'
RW 14 Cam Crawford
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani
IC 12 Andrew Smith
LW 11 Kimami Sitauti
FH 10 Zack Holmes
SH 9 Ian Prior Substituted off 31'
N8 8 Ita Vaea Substituted off 52'
OF 7 Colby Faingaa
BF 6 Peter Kimlin
RL 5 Ben Hand (c)
LL 4 Leon Power Substituted off 52'
TP 3 Scott Sio Substituted off 31'
HK 2 Anthony Hegarty
LP 1 Ruaidhri Murphy
Replacements:
HK 16 Siliva Siliva
PR 17 JP Pradaud Substituted in 31'
LK 18 Dylan Sigg Substituted in 52'
LK 19 Fotu Auelua Substituted in 52'
SH 20 Beau Mokoputo Substituted in 31'
FH 21 Tom Cox Substituted in 54'
WG 22 Jesse Mogg
Coach:
South Africa Jake White
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 Harry Robinson
OC 13 Andrew Bishop
IC 12 Ashley Beck
LW 11 Aled Brew Substituted off 40'
FH 10 James Hook
SH 9 Rhys Webb
N8 8 Aaron Shingler Substituted off 30'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Josh Turnbull
RL 5 Luke Charteris
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones (c) Substituted off 40'
TP 3 Rhodri Jones
HK 2 Richard Hibbard Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Paul James Substituted off 45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Rhys Gill Substituted in 45'
LK 18 Ian Evans Substituted in 40'
N8 19 Gareth Delve Substituted in 30'
SH 20 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 62'
FH 21 Rhys Priestland
WG 22 Alex Cuthbert Substituted in 40' Substituted off 62'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley

Touch judges:
Andrew Lees (Australia)
Will Houston (Australia)

Test matches[edit]

First test[edit]

9 June 2012
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  27–19  Wales
Try: Higginbotham 14' c
Genia 40' c
McCabe 66' c
Con: Barnes (3/3) 15', 42', 67'
Pen: Barnes (1/3) 8'
Drop: Barnes (1/1) 49'
Report Try: Cuthbert 57' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 59'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/4) 21', 45', 55', 62'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 Cooper Vuna Substituted off 71'
OC 13 Rob Horne Substituted off 50' Substituted in 55'
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Berrick Barnes
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Wycliff Palu Substituted off 58'
OF 7 David Pocock (c)
BF 6 Scott Higginbotham
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe Substituted off 64'
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Sekope Kepu
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted off 55'
LP 1 Benn Robinson Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore Substituted in 55'
PR 17 Ben Alexander Substituted in 58'
FL 18 Dave Dennis Substituted in 64'
FL 19 Michael Hooper Substituted in 58'
SH 20 Nic White
OC 21 Anthony Fainga'a Substituted in 50' Substituted off 55' Substituted in 71'
IC 22 Mike Harris
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams Substituted off 55'
LW 11 George North Substituted off 28'
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau Substituted off 51'
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Luke Charteris Substituted off 51'
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 75'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Matthew Rees Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 75'
LK 18 Alun-Wyn Jones Substituted in 51'
N8 19 Ryan Jones Substituted in 51'
SH 20 Lloyd Williams
FH 21 James Hook Substituted in 28'
OC 22 Ashley Beck Substituted in 55'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley

Touch judges:
New Zealand Keith Brown
New Zealand Garratt Williamson
Television match official:
New Zealand Vinny Munro

  • Cooper Vuna made his full international debut for Australia.
  • Ashley Beck made his full international debut for Wales.

Second test[edit]

16 June 2012
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  25–23  Wales
Try: Horne 38' c
Con: Barnes (1/1) 39'
Pen: Barnes (5/6) 19', 29', 47', 58', 64'
Harris (1/1) 80'
Report Try: North 4' c
Davies 43' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 3', 44'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 49', 60', 66'
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 33,880
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 Cooper Vuna Temporarily suspended from 59' to 69' 59' to 69' Substituted off 70'
OC 13 Rob Horne
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Berrick Barnes Substituted off 72'
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Wycliff Palu Substituted off 54'
OF 7 David Pocock (c)
BF 6 Scott Higginbotham
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Rob Simmons Substituted off 69'
TP 3 Sekope Kepu
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Benn Robinson Substituted off 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Ben Alexander Substituted in 64'
FL 18 Dave Dennis Substituted in 54'
FL 19 Michael Hooper Substituted in 69'
SH 20 Nic White
OC 21 Anthony Fainga'a Substituted in 70'
IC 22 Mike Harris Substituted in 72'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Ashley Beck
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 65'
N8 8 Ryan Jones
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 67'
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Adam Rhys Jones
HK 2 Matthew Rees Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Paul James
LK 18 Luke Charteris Substituted in 67'
N8 19 Justin Tipuric
SH 20 Rhys Webb Substituted in 65'
FH 21 James Hook
WG 22 Scott Williams
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley

Touch judges:
South Africa Craig Joubert
New Zealand Garratt Williamson
Television match official:
New Zealand Vinny Munro

Third test[edit]

23 June 2012
15:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  20–19  Wales
Try: Horne 64' m
Con: Barnes (0/1)
Pen: Barnes (5/5) 3', 9', 16', 38', 74'
Report Try: R. Jones 60' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 61'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/5) 7', 13', 24', 70'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 42,889
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
OC 13 Rob Horne
IC 12 Pat McCabe Substituted off 34'
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Berrick Barnes
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Wycliff Palu
OF 7 David Pocock (c)
BF 6 Scott Higginbotham Substituted off 56'
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Sitaleki Timani Substituted off 72'
TP 3 Sekope Kepu Substituted off 56'
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Ben Alexander Substituted in 56'
LK 18 Rob Simmons Substituted in 72'
FL 19 Dave Dennis Substituted in 56'
FL 20 Michael Hooper
SH 21 Nic White
CE 22 Anthony Fainga'a Substituted in 34'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Ashley Beck Substituted off 65'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland Substituted off 69'
SH 9 Mike Phillips
N8 8 Ryan Jones Substituted off 49' Substituted in 56'
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c) Substituted off 28'
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 65'
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Adam Rhys Jones
HK 2 Matthew Rees Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 40'
LK 18 Luke Charteris Substituted in 49' Substituted off 56' Substituted in 65'
N8 19 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 28'
SH 20 Rhys Webb
FH 21 James Hook Substituted in 69'
WG 22 Scott Williams Substituted in 65'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley

Touch judges:


Television match official:

  • The Wales squad is the same team that came within two points in the second test. The only change was Ken Owens replacing Richard Hibbard, who left for personal reasons.
  • Kurtley Beale returned to the fullback position after injury.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gillespie, Graeme (8 May 2012). "Williams Set to Reach 100 Caps". Welsh Rugby Union. Retrieved 11 May 2012.