Berrick Barnes will be hoping to seal his place in the Wallabies starting line-up. Image courtesy of news.com.au / Getty Images.
The Wallabies head into their second game of their three-game series against Wales full of confidence after the Robbie Deans coached side piled on plenty points last start. Not surprisingly selectors have opted to remain with the same team that got the job done against Wales after making nine changes from their loss against Scotland earlier in the month. Sekope Kepu and Cooper Vuna are both under slight injury clouds and will be given up to twenty-four hours before kick-off to prove their fitness.
The Welsh were solid against the Wallabies and will be better for the run leading int this clash. However, Melbourne is new territory with this the first Welsh side to ever play in Melbourne. The Wallabies boast an impressive record in the nation’s sporting capital recording nine wins from eleven games at Etihad Stadium. The Wallabies have won the past five games against Wales and haven’t been beaten in Melbourne since losing to New Zealand in 2010, while the welsh will be searching for their first test win on Australian soil in 43 years.
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