Australia has been left in shock after their rugby team suffered their worst-ever defeat in a World Cup match and looks set to leave the tournament at the pool stage for the first time.
The Wallabies, twice world champions, lost 40-6 to Wales in what was also Australia’s worst-ever loss to Wales.
The team, who have already lost to Fiji, have one group match left – against Portugal. They will need to win that match and hope other scores go their way to stand any chance of advancing to the knockouts.
The latest loss ramps up the pressure on Australia head coach Eddie Jones, with seven defeats in eight games since he took charge in January.