Last weekend, Wales took on Fiji at the Principality stadium and were eventually able to beat the Fijians with Liam Williams’ final try in the 81st minute.
At half-time, the scores read 14-13 and for much of the second half Fiji were able to keep up with the 2021 Six Nation winners, but Wales continued fighting up until the very last moment and were able to take the win.
This was Wales first win in the Autumn Nation series having previously lost to both the All Blacks and the Springboks.
New Zealand thumped Wales in October, scoring 54 points to Wales’ 16. Against South Africa, Wales put up a stronger fight but eventually lost to the World Champions 18-23 thanks to a last minute try from South Africa’s Frans Steyn.
Australia have also enjoyed a mixed bag of success in the Autumn Series. The Wallabies have not yet won an Autumn Nation series match and their last win came in the Rugby Championship when they beat Argentina 32-17.
An exceptionally close game at Murrayfield saw Scotland come out on top with 15 points to the Wallabies’ 13.
Australia then travelled to Twickenham where they made too many mistakes against Eddie Jones’ side and it is likely that had the Wallabies been able to tighten their game, far fewer penalties would have been awarded and a much closer game would have been had.
Now Australia will take on the final British side in what looks to be an exciting game where both sides will be absolutely desperate for the win. Wales will look to end their Autumn Nation series with victory, while Australia are still searching for their first in their campaign.
Here is all you need to know about Wales’ final Autumn international match.
When is Wales v Australia ?
Wales will play Australia on Saturday 20 November 2021.
What time is the Wales v Australia kick off?
The match is due to start at 5.30pm GMT.
Where is Wales v Australia being played?
Australia will travel to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
How can I watch Wales v Australia?
Amazon Prime has the rights for all of the autumn internationals. The first 30 days of the membership are free, after which subscription costs from £7.99
How to buy tickets for Wales v Australia
What is the team news?
Jonathan Davies has been left out of the Welsh side that will face Australia on Saturday and Willis Halaholo is set to partner Nick Tompkins in the midfield.
Ellie Jenkins will continue to captain the side as Aaron Wainwright returns to the number 8 jersey.
Seb Davies will come in to partner Adam Beard as Will Rowlands will miss the match due to suffering a head injury in Wales’ match against Fiji.
Wyn Jones also makes a return to the squad, despite the Welsh coach, Wayne Pivac deemed the prop was not fit enough.
Australia have lost their captain, Michael Hooper, who picked up an injury during their defeat to England last week, however both Taniela Tupou and Allan Alaalatoa have been deemed fit enough to return to the squad after their injuries in Scotland.
What are the Squads?
- 15. Liam Williams
- 14. Louis Rees-Zammit
- 13. Nick Tompkins
- 12. Willis Halaholo
- 11. Josh Adams
- 10. Dan Biggar
- 9. Tomos Williams
- 1. Wyn Jones
- 2. Ryan Elias
- 3. Tomas Francis
- 4. Adam Beard
- 5. Seb Davies
- 6. Ellis Jenkins (captain)
- 7. Taine Basham
- 8. Aaron Wainwright
- 16 Elliott Dee
- 17 Gareth Thomas
- 18 Dillan Lewis
- 19 Ben Carter
- 20 Christ Tshiunza
- 21 Gareth Davies
- 22 Rhys Priestland
- 23 Johnny McNicholl
- 15 Kurtley Beale
- 14 Andrew Kellaway
- 13 Len Ikitau
- 12 Hunter Paisami
- 11 Filipo Daugunu
- 10 James O’Connor
- 9 Nic White
- 1 James Slipper
- 2 Tolu Latu
- 3 Taniela Tupou
- 4 Rory Arnold
- 5 Izack Rodda
- 6 Rob Leota
- 7 Pete Samu
- 8 Rob Valetini
- 16 Folau Fainga’a
- 17 Angus Bell
- 18 Allan Alaalatoa
- 19 Will Skelton
- 20 Lachlan Swinton
- 21 Tate McDermott
- 22 Lalakai Foketi
- 23 Tom Wright
What are the odds for the Wales v Australia Test?
The two nations have played each other 43 times since their first meeting in 1908. The Wallabies have won 30 of these matches with Wales winning 12.
Paddypower are showing these odds:
Wales to win: 8/13
Australia to win: 13/10
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