Lyon, France 25 September 2023 - Australia's World Cup journey has hit its lowest point in history, as they suffered a resounding 40-6 defeat at the hands of Wales.
The Wallabies' performance in Lyon tonight will undoubtedly leave them deeply disappointed. With their World Cup hopes hanging in the balance and much at stake, the Australian team emerged from the halftime break lacking the energy and the fire in their belly needed for a comeback. They conceded an early try to Davies, and from that point onward, they seemed to be playing catch-up.
Despite McDermott's valiant efforts at halfback, the forward pack struggled to gain momentum and provide him with quality possession. Valentini, the powerful No. 8, made an impact whenever opportunities arose, but those chances were scarce.
In their final match of the tournament, the Wallabies are scheduled to face Portugal next week. They will undoubtedly be determined to end their campaign on a positive note, aiming to salvage some pride after this disappointing performance.