Rugby World Cup 2023 – agonizing win over Portugal (28-8), during the second day of the group stage (Group C), Wales were not convincing but were rewarded offensively.
Win without convincing. And against Portugal, at Nice Stadium, the Welshman achieved a difficult victory (28-8) on Saturday, September 16, but he improved against a surprising opponent. The Leek XV were also bruising winners, going into the fray against Fiji, recording a second five-point win in the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Wales – Portugal: all attempts in the match
Portugal was surprised
It was Taulupe Faletau who provided the attacking bonus point for his side with a try scored in the 83rd minute at the buzzer. The Welshman struggled to score this fourth attempt, going 27 minutes without finding a chance from 22 meters deep from the ‘Lobos’. Eye-catching and playful, the latter scored his first try of the competition in the 63rd minute thanks to Nicolas Martins.
Louis Reis-Zammit imitates Cristiano Ronaldo’s “siuuu” celebration!
With two wins in two matches, Wales took another step towards the quarter-finals. Portugal has brought its CV to world rugby.