Wales made one starting change for its Rugby World Cup semifinal against France on Oct. 15, choosing James Hook at fly-half after Rhys Priestland was ruled out with a shoulder injury.
James Hook scored 13 points to lead Wales past England 19-9 in an international rugby Test match in Cardiff.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
France beat 14-man Wales 9-8 in their Rugby World Cup semifinal to become the first team to advance to the final after losing two pool matches.
Wales rebounded from losing its rugby Test series opener to Australia by beating the ACT Brumbies 25-15 in a midweek tour match.
Wales coach Warren Gatland named the following team to play Australia in the Rugby World Cup third- place playoff on Oct. 21 at Eden Park, Auckland:
Australia defeated Wales 21-18 to secure third place at the Rugby World Cup and avoid three losses at the four-yearly championship for the first time.
World champion South Africa came from behind to beat Wales 34-31 in a rugby Test at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.