Palmerbet Sports Team packs down with some Rugby Union tips as the Wallabies aim to extend their lengthy winning streak against Wales.
04:20 (AEDT), Sun 11th Nov @ Principality Stadium, Cardiff
History: Played 41: Australia 30 V Wales 10 (1 Draw)
Last meeting: November 11, 2017: Australia 29 d Wales 21 at Millennium Stadium
Final Thoughts: Australia’s Spring Tour ramps up with a tough assignment against in-form Wales.
It’s been a torrid season for the Wallabies that has included losses to Argentina and South Africa. A remarkable comeback win over the Pumas in Argentina saved coach Michael Cheika’s bacon, but they were easily outclassed again by the All Blacks in Japan a fortnight ago.
Cheika’s ducks and drakes positional policy with Israel Folau aside, underdogs Australia should head in with a relatively stable line-up.
Wales finished a so-so second in the Six Nations at the start of the year but are undefeated since. They beat South Africa in Washington D.C., convincingly won both Tests of an away series against Argentina, and downed Scotland 21-10 at home last weekend.
Flyhalf Rhys Patchell and flanker Ellis Jenkins are likely to be available despite injury worries.
Australia have had the wood on Wales for a decade. The Wallabies are on a 13-Test winning streak against Wales – eight of those staged in Cardiff.
The Wallabies got up 29-21 on Welsh soil last spring, the 13th 1-12 margin in 15 clashes. Kurtley Beale was the star – from fullback – of that victory.
Competing at the breakdown and the set-piece is the key for Australia against a big, bruising Welsh pack. But they have the edge in class, experience and firepower in the backline – and a continuation of their dominance of this rivalry is offering generous odds.