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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Cuthbert: Late Oz win hurts

ALEX CUTHBERT will today begin the process of picking himself up after Wales' "heartbreaking" 14-12 last-minute defeat against Australia.

The Cardiff Blues wing cut a crestfallen figure as Wales saw their hopes of claiming a rare win against top southern hemisphere opposition wrecked by Wallabies star Kurtley Beale's try with 26 seconds left.

It meant that Wales went into today's 2015 World Cup pool draw in London as a third-tier nation after dropping two ranking places.

"We put so much effort into that game, so to come away with a loss in the last minute is pretty heartbreaking," said Cuthbert.

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