Wales vs Australia live commentary and team news: WillGriff John and Will Rowlands unlikely to feature as Michael Hooper misses out for Wallabies – live on talkSPORT 2
Wales will end their Autumn Internationals campaign with a tough encounter against Australia on Saturday evening.
Wayne Pivac’s side have endured a tough run of games with losses to New Zealand and South Africa, before securing a 38-23 win over Fiji on Saturday.
It’s also been a rough couple of weeks for Australia who have lost two matches out of two so far after falling short against both Scotland and England.
With both teams hoping to wrap up their autumn schedule in style we look set for a gripping contest between two very good teams.
Wales v Australia: talkSPORT commentary
The Autumn International clash is set to take place on Saturday, November 20th.
The contest will take place at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff with a kick-off time of 5.30pm UK time.
talkSPORT 2 will have live coverage presented by Hugh Woozencroft with Alfie Reynolds and Wales & Lions wing George North on commentary
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Wales v Australia: Team news
WillGriff John and Will Rowlands are unlikely to feature for Wales in Saturday’s clash with Australia.
Both players are significant doubts after being forced off in the weekend’s victory over Fiji.
There will also be late fitness tests for Josh Adams (calf), Tomas Francis (concussion) and Aaron Wainwright (shoulder), however Elliot Dee could return to contention after a neck injury.
Australia will be without Michael Hooper for the clash with Wales this weekend.
The Aussie skipper suffered a foot injury in Saturday’s defeat to England at Twickenham and as a result will be replaced as skipper by James Slipper.
Wales v Australia: What’s been said?
Asked if Australia will pose a big threat, Wales head coach Wayne Pivac said: “They will, but the Fijians pose a different threat to most other sides. They’re so big and strong over the ball from 1 to 15.
“Guys that can get over the ball are great athletes and can get in there quick to take their opportunities. We talked about that during the week as well as their offloading game.
“They certainly didn’t let us down in that area. They were very good. Often, you’ve got to pay credit to the opposition. On this particular day, they handled that area of the game very well.”
He added: “We’ll start looking at them [on Monday]. Australia will be a very good side.
“They’re well-coached. I know Dave Rennie very well. They’ve got a lot of quality throughout the side. They’ll be hurting after the last couple of games.
“We expect them to come and be physical. If the weather’s good, It’ll be free-flowing too with any luck.”