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Published 10/10/2015

Wales' Dan Biggar dejected during the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION
Wales' Dan Biggar dejected during the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION
Australia's fly half Bernard Foley (L) and Australia's back row forward Ben McCalman tackle Wales' centre George North (R) on the try line during a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, southwest London, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Australia's lock Dean Mumm receives a yellow card during a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, southwest London, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS STILLSADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Will Genia of Australia is shown the yellow card by referee Craig Joubert during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 10, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Australia's full-back Israel Folau (L) jumps with Wales' wing Liam Williams during a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, southwest London, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS
Australia's fly half Bernard Foley (C) is tackled during a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, southwest London, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Australia's fly half Bernard Foley converts a penalty during a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, southwest London, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Wales' lock Alun Wyn Jones (R) tackles Australia's wing Adam Ashley-Cooper during a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, south west London, on October 10, 2015.
An Australian fan holds up an inflatable crocodile before a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, southwest London, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS
Gareth Davies of Wales clashes with Scott Sio of Australia during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 10, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
A Wales fan wearing a Daffodil hat before the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Australia's centre Tevita Kuridrani (L) holds off Wales' lock Luke Charteris during a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, south west London, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU
A general view of a lineout during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 10, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Israel Folau of Australia warms up prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 10, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Wales face Australia in the Rugby World Cup Pool A match at Twickenham. Kick off: 16:45. Follow our live updates below. We'll also be adding photographs throughout the game and bringing you the full match report and analysis after the match.

Preview

It’s a big game for…

Gareth Anscombe: For the first time, the New Zealand born fly half makes the switch to full back in a Wales shirt, having only played 30 minutes of international rugby. He’s up against one of the very best and he’s doing it in the hostile environment of Twickenham. Good luck to him!

Teams...

Australia: Israel Folau; Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell; Bernard Foley, Will Genia; David Pocock, Sean McMahon, Scott Fardy; Dean Mumm, Kane Douglas; Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore, Scott Sio.

Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Slipper, Greg Holmes, Rob Simmons, Ben McCalman, Nick Phipps, Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale.

Wales: Gareth Anscombe; Alex Cuthbert, George North, Jamie Roberts, Liam Williams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Talupe Faletau, Justin Tipuric, Sam Warburton; Alun Wyn Jones, Luke Charteris; Samson Lee, Scott Baldwin, Paul James.

Replacements: Ken Owens, Aaron Jarvis, Tomas Francis, Jake Ball, Ross Moriarty, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, James Hook.

Weird stat…

60: In every game so far in the World Cup, both the Wales and Australian defences manage to prevent tries being scored after 60 minutes. New Zealand are the only other team who have managed the same feat.

Remember when…

Quade Cooper passed out the back door? In 2013, Australia met Wales in the Autumn Internationals. Cooper set up one of the tries of the year with a wonderful offload underneath George North’s outstretched arms. It was so successful; he did it again later in the same match… much to North’s annoyance!

Player to watch…

Bernard Foley: the man who orchestrated the troupes to demolish England so professionally last week will be planning to do the same again against the Dragons. With half of his openside duo missing due to suspension, Foley will have to be even more on song to get past the Welshmen and top the pool.

Past three-meetings…

Wales 28 (Webb, Cuthbert, Jones, Penalty Try) – Australia 33 (Folau, Kurindrani) Autumn Internationals November 2014

Wales 26 (North (2)) – Australia 30 (Leali’ifano Folau, Tomane) Autumn Internationals November 2013

Wales 12 – Australia 14 (Beale) Autumn Internationals December 2012

Form guide…

Australia: WLWWWW

Wales: LWWWWW

Vital information…

Kick-off: 16.45 Saturday 10th October 2015.

TV: Live on ITV, highlights on ITV

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