- Title: Welsh rugby fans jubilant with win over Australia
- Date: 29th September 2019
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN, (SEPTEMBER 29, 2019) (REUTERS) WELSH RUGBY FANS LEAVING TOKYO STADIUM CHEERING WELSH RUGBY FAN DRESSED AS A ROCK LOBSTER CHEERING, "WALES, WALES" (SOUNDBITE) (English) WELSH RUGBY SUPPORTER, STEPHEN JACKSON SAYING: "Yeah, a deserved win but Australia almost won the second half, didn't they? But, it was an excellent game. I think Wales deserved to win this one." WELSH RUGBY SUPPORTER WALKING OUT OF STADIUM RAISING HIS ARM AND CHEERING (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN RUGBY SUPPORTER, GUY TURNER SAYING: "We better win every game from now on. That's all we can do." (SOUNDBITE) (English) WELSH RUGBY SUPPORTER, TONY MURPHY SAYING: "We're going to win it, aren't we? We going to win it, come on Wales." PEOPLE LEAVING STADIUM AFTER GAME (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN RUGBY SUPPORTER SAM GREENALL SAYING: "Look, congratulations to Wales, they played fantastically. They played a hard game. But, we think we were hard done by by a couple of decisions but, you know, that's rugby. So, congratulations, I hope the Welsh boys enjoy their night out." RUGBY FANS LEAVING STADIUM AFTER GAME (SOUNDBITE) (English) WELSH RUGBY SUPPORTER, ROYSTEN HILL SAYING: "Absolutely fabulous win. A game of two halves. Wales come on first and gave it all, set the pace and then Australia came back. We couldn't get the ball off them I don't think. But, we fought out good defensive work and great result." VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICER STANDING ON WALKWAY AS PEOPLE LEAVE STADIUM
- Embargoed: 13th October 2019 12:40
- Keywords: Rugby World Cup Japan Australia Wales Tokyo Wallabies
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Rugby Union,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001AYPLKJJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Wales fans left Tokyo Stadium with heads held high after their World Cup team withstood a furious Australian comeback to secure a 29-25 win in a dramatic Pool D encounter on Sunday (September 29), recording their first victory over the Wallabies at the Rugby World Cup since 1987 and taking a major step towards the quarter-finals.
Wales built up a 23-8 halftime lead after tries from Hadleigh Parkes and Gareth Davies and added 14 points from the boot of replacement flyhalf Rhys Patchell to hold on and put the Six Nations champions in control of the pool.
The result means Australia, who came back to within a point at one stage following tries from Adam Ashley-Cooper, Dane Haylett-Petty and captain Michael Hooper, now face a potentially tricker tie in the quarter-finals.
After Australia had surged back into the match, it was down to Patchell, on for the injured Dan Biggar, to hold his cool and slot the decisive penalty with eight minutes to go and secure the win.
(Production: Jill Gralow)
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