All the big guns are back for Wales - guys like Henson, Ryan Jones, Shanklin after over a year out of International rugby.
Tip my hatoff to Connolly for trying something different, basically rejigged the Wallabies whole backline for this with most of the players playing out of position. Australia has always had the class in the backs, just been looking stale recently with a lot of players being wasted like Lote. On paper if the backline get it right they have the potential to be one of the most potent in the world as basically they all are ball runners.
But think this match is a little too early for the new combination to click. Peel is easily the best scrum half in the world and I'm sure he will exploit the fact that player are playing out of position so defensively won't be as sound. Should be a attacking game of rugby, both sides should throw the pill around but going to back the full strength home team - however think this is the only game Australia will drop on the tour...
Wales to beat Australia - $2.00
Draw so refunded bet
What a cracking game, running and attacking rugby for the full 80min. VEry happy with how the Wallaby backline fared and I think Connolly is on to something with the setup of Giteau at 9, Rogers at 10 and Bernie at 12
Now if only we can find a front row
Dave how about you guys lending us Hayman and Woodcock for a little while?