Australia scored five tries in an emphatic 32-8 win over Wales in Cardiff yesterday, the Wallabies’ 12th victory in a row over the Welsh.

Wales had flyhalf Dan Biggar sent to the sin bin after 16 minutes when the Wallabies were 8-3 up following hooker Stephen Moore’s try from a driving maul.

Yet it was as soon as parity in numbers was restored that Australia stormed into a 20-3 half-time lead with tries from centres Reece Hodge and Tevita Kuridrani.

Flyhalf Bernard Foley’s 55th-minute try opened a 25-3 lead before Wales hit back when centre Scott Williams chased his own grubber kick to touch down the home side’s solitary try.

A last-ditch tackle by Nick Frisby prevented a second Welsh try and Dane Haylett-Petty’s intercept try soon afterwards boosted Australia’s winning margin.

Earlier, Nicolas Sanchez, Matias Moroni and Santiago Cordero scored two tries apiece as a rampant Argentina thrashed an inexperienced Japan 54-20.

Sanchez also kicked three penalties and five conversions for a personal tally of 29 points.

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