Wales vs Australia

Wales vs Australia autumn international 2018: What time is kick-off tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

What is it?

Wales’ second Test of the autumn internationals – and it’s against the Wallabies at the Principality Stadium. If Wales end their 13-Test losing run against Australia, it would give them a seventh successive victory this year and equal their longest unbeaten sequence since the 2004-05 season.

When is it?

Tomorrow – Saturday, November 10.

What time is kick-off?


What TV channel is it on?

BBC 2  from 5pm and S4C.

What is the team news?


Gareth Anscombe has retained the Wales fly-half role ahead of Dan Biggar for Saturday’s Under Armour Series clash against Australia.

Anscombe impressed during Wales’ 21-10 victory over Scotland last weekend, when Northampton number 10 Biggar was unavailable as England-based players were ruled out because that game fell outside World Rugby’s autumn Test window.

Biggar and his fellow British and Irish Lions back – Saracens wing Liam Williams – are on the bench, with the Welsh Rugby Union announcing three changes as head coach Warren Gatland hands starts to Worcester wing Josh Adams, Exeter prop Tomas Francis and Ospreys lock Adam Beard.

Adams replaces Luke Morgan, who made his Test debut against Scotland, while Francis takes over from Dillon Lewis and Beard is preferred to Cory Hill as captain Alun Wyn Jones’ second-row partner.

Lewis and Hill are among the replacements, with a powerful Wales bench also including fit-again Cardiff Blues flanker Ellis Jenkins, who captained Wales to a win against South Africa in Washington DC earlier this year.

Adams, a Test newcomer during last season’s Six Nations Championship, has maintained impressive form for Worcester, with highly-rated Beard also gaining a golden opportunity as Wales target a first win against Australia since 2008.


Israel Folau has been moved from centre to wing for Australia’s clash against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

Folau, who filled the outside centre position against New Zealand last month, lines up in a back division which sees Samu Kerevi and Kurtley Beale chosen as Australia’s midfield combination.

In the pack, hooker Tolu Latu makes only his second Test match start – the first was against France in 2016 – while lock Adam Coleman and flanker Jack Dempsey also feature, the Wallabies announced.

Coleman has recovered from a groin injury which meant he missed the All Blacks clash in Yokohama, and he partners Izack Rodda in the second row.

The Wallabies bench, meanwhile, includes hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau and centre Matt Toomua, but there is no place for 116 times-capped back Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Australia are seeking a 14th successive victory against Wales, having not lost to them since a 21-18 reversal in Cardiff 10 years ago.

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