Anscombe’s Magic: Wales Secure Quarter Finals Spot After a Ruthless Win against Wallabies

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Gareth Anscombe in Action against Wallabies (Credits: The Associated Press)

Wales mauled past the Wallabies in what finished as a one-sided contest with a scoreline of 40-6, thanks to a magical performance by Gareth Anscombe.

Replacement fly-half Anscombe contributed to a hugely impressive 23 points and had to be brought on in place of an injured Dan Biggar in the 12th minute.

Despite Anscombe leading the accolades, it was Nick Tompkins, Jac Morgan, and Gareth Davies who, with their tries, added layers to the misery caused to the Wallabies by the Welsh Unit.

Gareth Anscombe with fans
Wales’ Aaron Wainwright celebrates with fans. (Credits: Times Colonist)

The bonus-point victory cemented Wales’s place in the Quarter Finals as Eddie Jones’ Wallabies lie over the brink of a shock exit in the early stages of the World Cup.

Following¬† Wales’ record win against Australia, they are certain to top the group if they defeat their next opposition, the Georgians, next month. They’ll proceed to face Argentina, most likely in the Quarter Finals.

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Warren Gatland’s men put on a commendable display of sheer will and determination to break the lines of the opposition’s defense. Their system of playing expressed unfazed confidence and razor-sharp precision as they mauled past the Wallabies in a ruthless fashion.

Gatland trusted the same lineup that helped Wales defeat Fiji in their opening game as Adam Beard won his 50th cap. The side was captained by flanker Morgan.

Wallabies, on the other hand, made three changes to their lineup after a shocking defeat to Fiji in their previous contest. Scrum-half Tate McDermott, full-back Andrew Kellaway, and flanker Rob Leota were handed a place in the starting lineup.

Wales hit the top gear right from the beginning of the bout, taking a much-needed lead with barely over three minutes on the clock.  Morgan orchestrated a brilliant path through the midfield as Davies ran through, receiving the pass as he sharply dived over the try line.

Minutes after being shaken by such a beautiful move, the Wallabies conceded again as Biggar converted his chance, causing immense pressure on the Wallabies.

However, there seemed to be a ray of hope rising for the Wallabies as they enjoyed forcing a fair share spell of pressure inside Wales’ 22, followed by Biggar being on the receiving end of a knock, requiring treatment, and then finally being substituted. Donaldson helped the score reach 7-3.

Donaldson scored another penalty that really planted seeds of hope for the Wallabies, curtailing the lead to a mere single point.

Enter the field Anscombe in place of Biggar, going on to change the game on his own.

Anscombe began with an unlucky strike, hitting the post with a 19th-minute penalty. But, he refused to let the chance of scoring up to luck as he made no error off the tee just a couple of minutes later. Wales now moved up to a 10-6 lead.

Wallabies, however, did not back down as they kept asking questions to the defense line of Wales with their Counterattacks involving back-row sprinters Rob Valetini and Leota.

Two minutes into the second half, Australia conceded a scrum penalty as Anscombe converted it into three points. Anscombe then went on to score a second try after 48 minutes by chipping over the top of Wallabies’ defense line where Tompkins stood ready for the touchdown.

Anscombe’s heroics, including two penalties in the later stages, took Wales past the 30 points.

Wales fans were thrilled and enjoyed every bit of the action as Gatland’s team thrashed Australia to announce their arrival to the Quarter Finals stage.

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