Kangaroos Tour 2003 Series

Game 3

Wales 4 lost to Australia 76

Match URL
Sunday, November 2nd, 2003
Kick Off
2:00 PM (local time)
Karl Kirkpatrick
Brewery Field (Bridgend)
  Wales Australia
  4 76

Match Stats

Halftime Score 4 36

Match Scoresheet

Tries   Kris Tassell   Danny Buderus (2)
        Brett Kimmorley (2)
        Anthony Minichiello (2)
        Phil Bailey
        Ryan Girdler
        Craig Gower
        Shannon Hegarty
        Darren Lockyer
        Steve Simpson
        Craig Wing
Goals   Mark Lennon (0/1)   Craig Fitzgibbon (11/11)
        Craig Gower (1/1)
        Brett Kimmorley (0/1)


Fullback 1. Paul Atcheson (c) 1. Darren Lockyer (c)
Wing 2. Hefin O'Hare 2. Anthony Minichiello
Centre 3. Kris Tassell 3. Ryan Girdler
Centre 4. Adam Hughes 4. Phil Bailey
Wing 5. Damian Gibson 5. Shannon Hegarty
Five-Eighth 6. Aled James 6. Craig Gower
Halfback 7. Mark Lennon 7. Brett Kimmorley
Front Row 8. Robert Roberts 8. Shane Webcke
Hooker 9. Ian Watson 9. Danny Buderus
Front Row 10. Anthony Farrell 10. Petero Civoniceva
Second Row 11. Jon Aston 11. Steve Simpson
Second Row 12. Chris Morley 12. Craig Fitzgibbon
Lock 13. Kevin Ellis 13. Luke Ricketson
Bench 14. Allan Bateman 14. Richard Villasanti
Bench 15. David Mills 15. Willie Mason
Bench 16. Gareth Price 16. Trent Waterhouse
Bench 17. Jordan James 17. Craig Wing
Coach   Neil Kelly   Chris Anderson

Match Report


The Australian Kangaroos have bounced back to form with a devastating 74-4 victory over Wales this morning, with Craig Fitzgibbon landing 22 points for the Australians.

After having lost their opening match of the Kangaroo Tour to New Zealand, the Australian side has had two below par victories in their two previous warm-up games but have finally found form leading into Saturday's clash with Great Britain.

The Kangaroos were directed around the park by Brett Kimmorley, whilst Luke Ricketson, Craig Fitzgibbon and Danny Buderus were among the best performers for the Australians.

In the opening five minutes of the game, Darren Lockyer was replaced with a suspected broken nose but returned later in the first half.

In the twentieth minute of the game, Ryan Gridler reaggrivated his calf injury, which he sustained in the NRL Grand Final. Girdler is in doubt for Saturdays clash with Great Britain.

Craig Wing had a sojourn stay at fullback, before moving to the centres to replace the injured Girdler.

Wales crossed for their first try of the match late in the second half through centre Kris Tasssle.

At half-time Australian lead 36 to Wales 4.

For Australia, Kimmorley, Buderus and Minichiello all crossed for two tries.

The partnership of Craig Gower and Kimmorley in the halves looks to be a winner, with both players combining well throughout the game. Kimmorley had a hand in at least 10 of the Australian tries, whilst Gower was just as instrumental in the 13-try romp.

The Australian side simply had to much class for the Welsh, with inside balls catching the Welsh defenders on numerous occasions. A spirited performance by the Welsh players was not enough to combat the Australian strike power.

Source: WalesRL.co.uk

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