Autumn Internationals: Wales team to play Australia

Wales RugbyWarren Gatland has named the following side to take on Australia this weekend.

What do you make of this team?

Wales:
15. Leigh Halfpenny
14. Alex Cuthbert
13. Jonathan Davies
12. Jamie Roberts
11. Liam Williams
10. Rhys Priestland
9. Mike Phillips

1. Gethin Jenkins
2. Matthew Rees
3. Scott Andrews
4. Ian Evans
5. Luke Charteris
6. Aaron Shingler
7. Sam Warburton (captain)
8. Toby Faletau

Replacements:
Ken Owens, Ryan Bevington, Samson Lee, Ryan Jones, Justin Tipuric, Tavis Knoyle, Dan Biggar, Scott Williams.

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15 comments on “Autumn Internationals: Wales team to play Australia

  1. No front row – Jenkins us unfit, Rees is out of form and Andrews has only ever shown one fleeting glimpse of ability (but that was against the ABs last weekend, so who knows…).

    Possibly our 1st choice second row mind. Shingler doesn’t inspire me as a 6.

    Phillips is unfit. Oh dear … fly half … game over…

      • Hutch, it would be a proper gamble as honestly I have no idea about this weekend. Last weekend I knew we were going to lose but always had that little bit of fan optimism. This weekend I have no clue – Aus have struggled past England and Itlay, lost to France. Wales have Gatland back and in the 2nd half last week started to look a little bit like a proper rugby team again. So … we could come out all fired up, play like we did in the summer, and take it be a few points. Or Aus could really turn it on in their backs and dance around us. Put it this way, I’ll be keeping my money in my pocket.

        • Yeah, it’s a tough one to call. I wonder if they’ll be buoyed by a better display last weekend, and keen to finish the year on a high, proving to Gats that they might be Lions after all.

          It’s not about the money, more important than that – I’m leading one pool on SuperBru, but behind in another (miles behind in TRB league!). Do I take a gamble and try to win both, or play it safer and probably just win one?

          • If i was to put anything on this game it would be Wales by 5 – they have to kick start there season at some point and a win Sat would allow the WRU and Lewis to sweep our problems under the carpet AGAIN and pretend rugby is all rosie again in Wales

  2. Would have rathered see Tipuric playing blindside again in all honesty. I know it’s not his favourite position but I feel he would have a lot more impact than Shingler (who has never really impressed me). If Tipuric and Warburton were both on form they might have been able to compete with Pocock… ha.

  3. Mmmm – not convinced but i have to resign myself that Gats and Howley are not going to pay any attention to me and my views : ( Two Teams not performing and playing poor rugby, who knows

  4. Front row out, couple of second rowers out, priestland out of form, biggar cant play in a welsh shirt, need hook. Lydiat and north out. Love wales but they just cant do it againt oz

  5. Priestland ? give him a few more years, getting him training he could be future number 10 but for now james hook should be enjoying his last years! flankers and locks im happy with, liam williams is proving good in norths place pretty happy(but the welsh team are unfit and destroyed at the minute) so i wont expect much from them. They will put up a fight

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