John Connolly’s Wallabies have been beaten in their tour opener.
The Australians, captained by George Smith and playing as Australia ‘A’ ahead of Saturday’s test match against Wales, were humiliated 24-16 by Welsh club side Ospreys.
The tourists lead 13-0 after 30 minutes but that was the total of their joy as the hosts fought back to 13-all before taking a 19-16 lead in the 74th minute.
A try two minutes from time guaranteed a home victory.
Tries – Barry Williams and Richard Mustoe
Conv – Shaun Connor
Pens – Connor (3)
D/goal – Connor
Try – Adam Ashley Cooper
Conv – Cameron Shepherd
Pens – Shepherd (3)