Wales and Australia won the Rugby World Cup France in Pool C 1-40 to clinch a place in the playoffs. On the other hand, Australia, a strong team that has won the past two titles, was eliminated from the first round for the first time.
Wales, ranked seventh in the world and unbeaten so far in the first round, faced Australia, a two-time champion who lost to Fiji in the second leg and dropped to world No. 7.
In the match played in Lyon, Wales scored the opening try in the third minute after Wales connected a pass from a lineout and scored the opening try.
Unable to lose, Australia scored two penalty kicks to take a one-goal lead, but Wales steadily scored to take a 1-2 lead into the first half.
In the eighth minute of the second half, Wales took Australia ahead with a try from stand-off Gareth Anscombe's exquisite kick pass and Nick Tompkins scored a try.
In the 2th minute, Wales pressed in on a maul and flanker Jack Morgan scored a try to keep Australia from conceding a single try and win 9-3.
In the third round of the first round, Wales, leaders of Pool C, won three consecutive games to increase their points tally to 2 and qualify for the playoffs.
On the other hand, Australia, a strong team that has won the past two titles, improved to 1 win and 16 losses, and was eliminated from the first round for the first time.
Australia have reached the playoffs in all nine tournaments so far, and this tournament is led by head coach Eddie Jones, who was the former head coach of the Japan National Team and led England to the runners-up finish in the previous tournament.