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First win for Wales over Australia EVER


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#1 Cardiff Cymru

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:37 PM

Happened in the Wheelchair World Cup today. 25-16. It's the first time that Wales have ever beaten Australia in any form of international Rugby League. The nearest before that was in 1909 when a Welsh League XIII beat Australia in a tour match but that wasn't a full test.

 

So congratulations to our wheelchaired wonders.


About time I updated this.

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#2 MrFussy

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:49 PM

Brilliant :D

 

A proud day for our country's sport :)

 

Congratulations to all the players.


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#3 RIGGY

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:53 PM

well done Wales .

 

That's two welsh sides that have beaten the Aussies today  !!!  lol  ;)



#4 Saintslass

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:06 PM

Great news!  I saw a score from the first half on Twitter but then I couldn't find any updates or any indication as to who won. 

 

Well done Wales.  Fabulous!



#5 flyingking

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:03 PM

Top class game, Wales produced a gritty performance in an incredibly bruising and physical confrontation. I posted several updates on the Festival of World Cups thread. Jon Dunn was sensational; I am still unsure how he scored his second try, you might expect a full back in a normal game of league to be able to jink and skip past three defenders but to do the same when strapped to a wheelchair just seemed to defy the laws of physics! Wales also did it whilst hardly using their substitutes and having to overcome the sinbinning of Price, which allowed the Australians to come back to within a point. Well played Wales indeed.

 

As an aside check out who pitched up to offer the Aussies some motivation

Bit of encouragement from @auskangaroos coach Tim Sheens pre game @FOWC2013 @NRL pic.twitter.com/uDLbgfd0rP


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#6 Bomballey

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:07 AM

Happened in the Wheelchair World Cup today. 25-16. It's the first time that Wales have ever beaten Australia in any form of international Rugby League. The nearest before that was in 1909 when a Welsh League XIII beat Australia in a tour match but that wasn't a full test.

So congratulations to our wheelchaired wonders.


Top stuff. Takes real guts. Those guys have my total respect and admiration.

#7 chuffer

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:00 AM

Thought you were on about the Lions then when I read the thread title.


Ditto.

Brilliant news, well done to all involved!

#8 deluded pom?

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

Any defeat for Australia is a good one ; ) Congratulations to the Welsh boys.

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#9 roughyedspud

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:57 AM

wheelchair RL is miles better than that hysterically named "murder ball" rugby they have in the paralympics...



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#10 deluded pom?

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

They need to make those in goals a bit bigger 'spud.

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