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Aussies won't be taking Wales test lightly, says Foley


By Andrew Baldock

Bernard Foley says there is no danger of Australia resting on their laurels after beating World champions New Zealand three weeks ago.

The Wallabies face Wales in Cardiff today (5.15pm), where they will target a 13th successive victory over their hosts.

Given their dominance - and the fact they toppled New Zealand - they are firm favourites to extend that winning run and continue Wales' sequence of not having won an opening autumn Test since 2002.

"It was the first taste of beating the All Blacks for a number of young guys, and it was big, but it was more reward for the hard work put in throughout the year," Australia fly-half Foley said. "We do not hang our hat on winning one game or beating one side. We have to do it over and over, and the challenges we will face in the Northern Hemisphere are just as big.

"We have spoken about that, and we have to rise to the challenge, because winning away from home is not easily done.

"It has been a good year with a number of new guys blooded. We are by no means close to being the finished picture, but what the squad is doing is building In that sense we are on track for Japan (2019 World Cup) without being anywhere near where we will need to be in two years."

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