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Match winner: Pat McCabe picks the right line to score

Australia 27-19 Wales: The verdict

WALES SENSING a first victory on Australian soil since 1969 were far too slow out of the traps against a Wallaby side desperate to atone for their humbling 9-6 midweek…

Scott Williams starts at centre, replacing Jamie Roberts

Warburton returns to lead Wales

WALES HAVE named a side to play Australia in Brisbane this weekend showing four changes from that which sealed a 16-9 victory over France last March to be crowned Champions…

Late change: Cooper Vuna comes in to replace Brumbies winger Joe Tomane

Wallabies make eight changes for first Wales test

FIVE NEW forwards and three new backs feature in the starting combination, from that beaten 9-6 by Scotland midweek in Newcastle. The alterations in the pack sees the all-New South…

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Match verdict: Australia 6-9 Scotland

PLAYED OUT in the kind of conditions that would have drowned ducks and bent weathervanes Scotland set themselves up for a stripped down but dogged performance against Australia in Newcastle,…

Sore heads for celebrating Scotland

Sore heads for celebrating Scotland

SCOTLAND’S FAMOUS 9-6 win over Australia in Newcastle, Sydney, in June sparked mass celebrations from Andy Robinson’s team – but these two players might have gone a little too far.…

Biggar's back: Dan has been in fine form for the Ospreys

Four new faces in Wales squad

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor WALES HEAD coach Rob Howley has named four uncapped players in his 38-man touring party to face the Barbarians before travelling to Australia for…

Wallabies tame the Lions in Melbourne

Wallabies tame the Lions in Melbourne

THE LIONS had stunned Australia in the opening Test of the 2001 series, winning 29-13 at the Gabba in Brisbane, but the Wallabies fought back in Melbourne to level things…