Liam Williams Rugby World Cup 2019: Warren Gatland hails his team’s composure after Wales beat Australia

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Wales boss Warren Gatland hailed his players’ composure and fitness after they moved towards the World Cup quarter-finals with a memorable victory over Australia.

The Pool D showdown did not disappoint as Wales cruised into a 26-8 lead before Australia went within a point of drawing level – and were then finally broken by replacement Rhys Patchell’s late penalty.

Wales’ 29-25 triumph keeps them on course for a potential last-eight clash against France or Argentina – but Australia appear to be hurtling towards a quarter-final appointment with England and their former head coach Eddie Jones.

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It was Wales second win in succession against Australia but a first World Cup victory over the Wallabies since 1987.

“I would like to see them (Wales players) celebrate tonight,” Gatland said. “They deserve to celebrate – it was a tough game and a great win.

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“Australia were really good in the second half, put us under a lot of pressure and had a lot of ball.

“And it became a typical Wales-Australia clash, going right down to the wire. To win that is very pleasing, and that means the pool is our own destiny.

“Our game-management has improved significan

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