Northampton Saints semi-final Dan Biggar has won 62 caps for Wales
Autumn International: Wales vs. Australia
venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, November 10th Kicking off: 17:20 GMT
Cover: Live on BBC Two, S4C, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, the BBC Sports Website and App.

Head coach Warren Gatland hopes that the experience with the replacement bench will make Wales beat Australia for the first time in ten years.

Gatland has made three changes to Saturday's game, with Josh Adams, Tomas Francis and Adam Beard.

The New Zealander, however, has almost 180 caps experience on the bench.

"It's definitely one of the strongest banks we've had in a long time, for the repercussions that can arise there," he said.

"If you look at the three players on the back – Tomos Williams, Dan Biggar and Liam Williams – there are some experiences, some Lions there.

"It was definitely talked about the impact and importance of the bank in this game."

The British and Irish lions support Biggar and Liam Williams. The strikers Cory Hill and Ellis Jenkins, who led Wales on tour against South Africa and Argentina in the summer, are among the successors.

Wales has not beaten the Wallabies since 2008 – the first year Gatland ran.

In Wales, there were 13 consecutive defeats against Australia with six losses, five or fewer points, while the successors of Wallabies often played a major role in the final result.

"It's clinical in the last few minutes," added Gatland, reflecting Wales's loss to Australia.

"We've gone through some of these examples in recent years when we did not read a specific printing situation where players occasionally gave away stupid punishments or when we were not defended intelligently.

"We've gone through some of these scenarios.

"The good thing about last week (against Scotland) was that we were under a lot of pressure from time to time and when needed showed us to be relaxed, so hopefully the transfers this weekend."

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Gatland wants its players to show that they can withstand the pressure of competing against Australia on Saturday, to face them again at the next World Cup in Japan next Saturday.

Wales has won six games against all opponents this year, unlike Australia, which has won only three times in ten games in 2018.

"This game is important for the next 12 months and it's not the most important thing, the pool game at the World Cup will be the most important," added Gatland.

"This will definitely be important from a trust point of view, and yes, it is well documented that they are subjected to a different kind of pressure than we are.

"But the pressure for us is to be favorites and handle them.

"The only thing about Australian teams is that they are written off at their own risk and they are competitors in all sports."


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