Warren Gatland’s side hammer Wallabies to seal WC quarter-final
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Wales became the first team to reach the 2023 World Cup quarter-finals as they celebrated a record win over Australia in Lyon.

With one game remaining in Pool C, Gareth Anscombe kicked 23 points and Gareth Davies, Nick Tompkins and Jac Morgan scored tries to seal a last-eight spot.

Only two penalties were scored by Ben Donaldson for Australia.

Eddie Jones’ side is on the verge of being eliminated from the pool stage for the first time in their history.

Under Warren Gatland’s leadership, Wales have qualified for the World Cup quarterfinals four times in a row.

The victory over Australia, previously a 28-3 victory in 1975, must rank among Wales’ finest performances under the New Zealander.

The performance of captain Morgan was outstanding, as well as that of number eight Taulupe Faletau and scrum-half Gareth Davies.

Wales’ only negative was the injury that forced talisman fly-half Dan Biggar off in the first half, but Anscombe excelled with six penalties, a conversion, and a drop-goal.

If Wales beat Georgia on 7 October in Nantes, they will officially finish as group winners, but only two match points are required.

As a result, England would likely face Argentina, Japan, or Samoa in the quarter-finals in Marseille the following weekend.