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Wales want to re-write Six Nations history

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Wales' defeat on Saturday was their ninth straight loss to Australia (©GettyImages)
Wales' defeat on Saturday was their ninth straight loss to Australia (©GettyImages).

Wales have confirmed they are looking to make Six Nations history in 2014, after their defeat to Australia on the weekend, according to BBC Sport.

Last weekend Wales came up against a strong Australia side, but suffered another defeat to the Southern Hemisphere side, losing 30-26, and making it their ninth consecutive loss against the Wallabies.

George North scored two tries for the Red Dragons, but Australia kept their cool, were solid, and scored three tries through Christian Lealifano, Israel Folau, and Joseph Tomane to secure the victory.

The last few fixtures between these two sides have always gone down to the wire, with a matter of two to three points separating the teams.

But Wales' number eight Toby Falatau claimed this was a difficult game against a strong Australia team.

"It was a really tough, fast match. They have a really good back line, and you could see what they did out there. They can strike you from anywhere."

Wales' coach Warren Gatland would of wanted to win this encounter, mainly due the Six Nations tournament coming up in February, as the Welsh nation are the holders of the cup, and will be looking to make history this year, being the only team to win three six nations titles in a row.

In the previous Six Nations, The Red Dragons started off the tournament with a defeat to Ireland, but bounced back to win the remaining four games, including a final day win against England at the Millennium Stadium, beating the favourites 30-3; Leigh Halfpenny having a perfect kicking game, converting four of four.

But captain Sam Warburton has set a target with the team to go down in rugby history. "We have to look ahead of us and try to defend our title. I don't think there has been a team to win the Six Nations title three years in a row, and that is our target."

In the upcoming tournament Wales open the Championship with a home game against Ireland, and end it at the Millennium Stadium against Scotland. 

But the big encounter is the game against England, as Warren Gatland's side take on Stuart Lancaster's men in Week five of the tournament at Twickenham.


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