The Australian Rugby Union touring side managed to pull back from being 28-16 points behind Llanelli in their match at Stradey Park, Lianelli, on Tuesday (4 November), and in the last quarter of an hour they levelled the score at 28-28, the final score at time.
GV PAN Scrum inside Llanelli half with Australians playing right to left (Light shirts) and Australians gain possession and after some good running score.(Australians Llanelli 0) (6 shots)
GV Australia in possession in their own half but fumbled pass is picked up by Llanelli player near the line who scores try. (4 shots)
GV (SECOND HALF) PAN Llanelli playing right to left No. 14 picks up ball mid-field and scores try after great run. (3 shots)
GV PAN Line out from which Australians gain possession and No. 28 scores. (3 shots)
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Background: The Australian Rugby Union touring side managed to pull back from being 28-16 points behind Llanelli in their match at Stradey Park, Lianelli, on Tuesday (4 November), and in the last quarter of an hour they levelled the score at 28-28, the final score at time.
The welshmen gave their opponents far too amy opportunities to counter-attack and reach scoring positions in the final fifteen minutes, and the Australians made the most of their chances by scoring a try and converting it and kicking two penalty goals.
Some solid goal kicking by full-back Paul Mclean helped to sustain the visitors, and he seemed to be happier with less grass on the pitch than there had been at Cardiff Arms Park three days before. He was always under pressure and yet managed to kick six penalty goals and one conversion out of the Australians' total of a goal, a try and six penalty goals.
Phil Bennett also kicked seven goals for Llanelli - five penalties, one conversion and a dropped goal. He had achieved all that by six minutes after half-time. Llanelli then had a goal, a dropped goal and five penalty goals to lead 24-16.
However, Bennett was badly trampled on when an imprudent pass from Selwyn Williams involved him in a ruck from which he kicked his last penalty goal early in the second half. From that moment Llanelli seemed to lose some of their concentration.
From the start it seemed an unreal contest with penalty goals and tries being scored at each end of the pitch. There was no pattern to the game - just a succession of mistakes unfailingly penalised by the referee.
Australia had obviously to run the ball rather than kicking it away as they had done at Cardiff, but they made too many mistakes to play the coherent they were obviously attempting.