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Australia v Wales: How to watch, TV channel, kick-off time, head-to-head stats and team news

After a dismal Six Nations campaign was followed by a heavy 41-13 defeat to world champions South Africa, Wales will be hoping for an upturn in fortunes when they face Australia in the first of two tests on Saturday.

The Wallabies have not played an international fixture since bowing out of the Rugby World Cup at the pool stages last year and will be hoping for a strong performance in Sydney.

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How to watch Australia v Wales and TV channel

Australia v Wales is available to watch live in the UK and will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action.

Australia v Wales kick-off time, date and venue

Australia v Wales is due to take place at Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney on Saturday 6th July 2024, with kick-off expected at 10:45 (BST).

Australia v Wales stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

The Wallabies enjoy a vastly superior head-to-head record over Wales with 31 victories from their 46 total meetings in all competitions, including their last meeting on home soil, when Australia edged to a 20-19 victory back in 2012.

The most recent meeting was more enjoyable from a Welsh perspective and came in last year’s World Cup, as Warren Gatland’s men produced a dominant display to thrash the Wallabies 40-6 - a result that all but eliminated Australia from the tournament.

Australia v Wales head-to-head record (H2H)

Australia wins




Wales wins


*H2H stats refer to all competitions

Australia v Wales team news

Australia team news

Back Kurtley Beale has been ruled out of both tests with Wales after the 35-year-old suffered a long-term Achilles injury. David Feliuai is also unavailable for personal reasons, with Joey Walton called into the squad by Joe Schmidt as replacement.

Wales team news

Wingers Regan Grace, Josh Hathaway and hooker Efan Daniel have all been named in Warren Gatland’s test squad and could make their international debuts this weekend.

Dewi Lake will captain the side while Elliot Dee, Keiron Assiratti and Henry Thomas all miss out on selection through injury.

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