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Wales face the Wallabies at Principality Stadium on Saturday ( KO 3.15pm). The match is dwell on Prime Video, with English and Welsh broadcasts accessible. There are additionally highlights on S4C.

Osprey Joe Hawkins will win his first senior males’s worldwide cap, coming in at inside middle for Owen Watkin who has been dominated out of the match as a consequence of a knee harm. George North companions Hawkins within the Wales midfield.

Leigh Halfpenny, named at full again, makes her first begin for Wales because the summer season of 2021 having featured as a substitute final weekend. Rio Dyer and Alex Cuthbert are chosen on the wings.

Taulupe Faletau returns to the Wales XV at No. 8 and can make his one centesimal Check look (ninety fifth for Wales and 5 Lions). Becoming a member of him within the again row are Jac Morgan (blind-side flanker) and captain Justin Tipuric (open-side flanker).

Alun Wyn Jones can also be named within the beginning line-up, alongside Adam Beard within the Wales second row. Gareth Thomas (loose-head prop), Ken Owens (hooker) and Dillon Lewis (tight-head prop) proceed within the entrance row.

Gareth Anscombe at fly half begins his third match this November. Tomos Williams is at scrum half.

On the Wales bench the entrance row cowl is offered by Ryan Elias (hooker), Rhodri Jones (loose-head prop) and Tomas Francis (tight-head prop). Ben Carter and Josh Macleod, who made his senior worldwide debut in opposition to Georgia, are the opposite substitute forwards.

Kieran Hardy, Rhys Priestland and Josh Adams will cowl the backs.

Pivac stated: “The entire squad is extraordinarily disillusioned with final week’s efficiency. It isn’t the end result that anyone needed. It isn’t the end result that anybody anticipated. We have gone by a overview course of. We all know what went mistaken and what’s required to get the end result this weekend.

“There’s been an harm to Owen Watkin which supplies a possibility to younger Joe Hawkins. He is clearly very excited. He is been in camp coaching for the final month and studying so much and he is regarded good in coaching, so he will get a possibility.

“Some gamers have come again that weren’t concerned final week. Actually, it is a facet we have chosen to get a end result which we’re desperately in search of. They’ve gelled nicely initially of the week, and we sit up for seeing how we go.

“Clearly this might be a step up – we’re taking part in an Australian facet that may have quite a lot of modifications for most likely comparable causes to ourselves over the past month or so with accidents, however what we do learn about Australia is that they seem to be a harmful facet no matter crew they put out. We have seen that with the shut video games on this autumn sequence. So we’re anticipating a really, very powerful battle.

On Faletau making his one centesimal Check look: “Toby is a world-class participant and it is testomony to his arduous work and dedication that he is making his one centesimal Check look this weekend. I do know it is going to be a proud day for him and his household,” stated Pivac.

Wales senior males’s crew to play Australia within the Autumn Nations Sequence Saturday 26 November, KO 3.15pm GMT. Stay on Prime Video (English and Welsh broadcasts) with highlights on S4C.

15. Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets – 97 caps)
14. Alex Cuthbert (Ospreys – 54 caps)
13. George North (Ospreys – 108 caps)
12. Joe Hawkins (Ospreys – uncapped)
11. Rio Dyer (Dragons – 2 caps)
10. Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys – 34 caps)
9. Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby – 39 caps)
1. Gareth Thomas (Ospreys – 16 caps)
2. Ken Owens (Scarlets – 85 caps)
3. Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Rugby – 44 caps)
4. Adam Beard (Ospreys – 40 caps)
5. Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys – 154 caps)
6. Jac Morgan (Ospreys – 5 caps)
7. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys – 88 caps) captain
8. Taulupe Faletau (Cardiff Rugby – 94 caps)

Replacements
16. Ryan Elias (Scarlets – 32 caps)
17. Rhodri Jones (Dragons – 23 caps)
18. Tomas Francis (Ospreys – 66 caps)
19. Ben Carter (Dragons – 8 caps)
20. Josh Macleod (Scarlets – 1 cap)
21. Kieran Hardy (Scarlets – 15 caps)
22. Rhys Priestland (Cardiff Rugby – 55 caps)
23. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby – 43 caps)

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