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Wales and Australia make changes for Cardiff clash as coaches feel heat

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Wales have reloaded with experience after the humbling loss to Georgia by recalling Alun Wyn Jones, Taulupe Faletau, Leigh Halfpenny and Gareth Anscombe for Saturday’s game in Cardiff against an injury-depleted Australia side who have made seven changes to the XV that lost narrowly to Ireland.

The wing Rio Dyer, who made a try-scoring debut against New Zealand this month, has been picked ahead of Josh Adams, and Joe Hawkins will make his debut in an all-Ospreys line of inside backs.

An Australia side patched together after a stack of injuries in the narrow loss to Ireland last weekend, meanwhile, includes first Test starts for the fly-half Ben Donaldson and the No 8 Langi Gleeson.

The Wallabies have not beaten Wales in Wales since 2017 and, while their European tour started with a win over Scotland, it has been followed by defeats in France, Italy and Ireland.

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