The Principality Stadium will host an Under Armour Series match between the Wales v Australia Rugby. The game also featured as James Bevan Trophy where Wallabies are the defending trophy holder as they defeat the Warren Gatland’s side in the last year’s matchup. Wales Rugby will be looking to change their poor head to head record against the Aussies when they clash in the November Internationals. The Wallabies have proved to be Wales’ Nemesis and it will be interesting to see if they manage to pull out a victory in spite of their poor current form. Here’s the Wales v Australia Rugby 2018 Autumn Internationals Game Preview, Prediction.
Wallabies at Welsh Rugby Game Schedule, Kickoff Time and How to Watch Live Stream Free
Both sides have met for the 15th times on this Saturday. Prior to this meeting, the Wallabies have won 13 straight games against the Welsh side. Let’s take a look at the Schedule at a glance.
- What: Wales v Australia Rugby 2018 Autumn Internationals
- When: Saturday, 10th of November 2018
- Where: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
- Kickoff: 17:20 GMT
- Referee: Ben O’Keeffe from New Zealand
- Assistant Referees: Romain Poite (France), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
- Television Match Official (TMO): Simon McDowell (Ireland)
- How to Watch: BBC, Sky Sports
Welsh Rugby Last Match vs the Pumas
In their last game, Wales faced and won 30-12 on the road against Argentina Rugby. The game saw only four tries, two for Argentina and two for Wales. Argentina scored tries via Delguy and Montoya with Sanchez converting only once. Wales, on the other hand, grabbed tries via Adams and Amos with Patchell converting only once. However, the Argies gave away many penalties and Patchell did not spare them as he put 6 penalties over for a total of 18 points which made the difference in the game.
Wales Rugby Key Players To Watch
Owens, Lydiate, Alun Wyn, Tipuric, Biggar, J. Davies, North, and Halfpenny were very impressive in the summer tests. As a result, they all will get a chance to build on their performances and they will be key in this game against the Wallabies.
AUS Rugby Previous Matchup vs the Argies
The Australia Wallabies Rugby team’s previous game was a 45-34 win over Argentina in the final game of the Rugby Championship. The Wallabies outscored the Argies by 6 tries to 4 while Foley was clinical with the boot by converting 6/6 tries. Los Pumas scored tries through Matera, Boffelli, Orlando, and Iglesias in the first with Sanchez converting three times. Iglesias converted one more and added two penalties for the Argies. On the other hand, the Wallabies responded well and mounted a major comeback that saw them cross the line via Hooper, Rodda, Folau, Pocock, and two by Haylett-Petty. Foley converted all the six tries and added another penalty to ensure that the Aussies completed a successful comeback.
Aussies Key Players against the Welsh
Coming off a disappointing Rugby Championship, the new faces in the squad will be under the spotlight to see if they can change the Wallabies’ misfortunes for the better. They include Holloway, J. Gordon, and A. Cottrell. Besides that, the Aussies will be delighted by the return of Dempsey and Kerevi into the Wallabies Midfield.
Wales v Australia Rugby 2018 Autumn Internationals Prediction
The most recent was a 21-29 Win in the 2017 November Internationals. The two teams have played a total of 41 H2H games with the Aussies dominating with 30 wins. One game ended in a draw while wales won the remaining 10 games. The last time the Welsh side won against the Wallabies was back in 2008 at the Millenium stadium with a 21-18 final score. Wales are in a good run of form having won 5 of their last 6 outings. Meanwhile, the Wallabies have won just two of their last six games coming into this game. The Aussies need this win to boost their morale and with the Welsh side improving each season, this will be a close game.
Pic: Wales 27-33 Australia
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