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Morning everybody. Look, I do know on paper at this time this isn’t probably the most glamourous of fixtures in comparison with the opposite video games occurring, however I’m actually intrigued by this collection.

Two sides who’re scraping themselves off the ground in a method, after Australia’s Rugby World Cup catastrophe – when Wales thrashed them 40-6 in Lyon – whereas Wales have flown south with a patchy squad filled with younger weapons as they attempt to rebuild after a fairly determined Six Nations. Someone has to win (two attracts?) however with Warren Gatland reunited in a training battle with Joe Schmidt, there raft of recent caps on present (seven for the Wallabies, one for Wales)… I’m .

Speaking of Gatland and Schmidt, the Wales head coach has been discussing their historical past this week, notably the 2019 Six Nations fixture when Wales clinched a Grand Slam towards Ireland.

“I couldn’t believe Ireland didn’t want to play with the roof shut and I don’t think all their players were 100 per cent happy about it,” stated Gatland.

“Every time we played Ireland their analysts would text me and ask me not to say anything in the press because Joe always read everything and it would upset him and make their lives a misery.

“I would then purposely say something to try to upset him. We go back a long way to when he was a scrawny winger who played for Manawatu.

“He had a little bit of pace and we actually played together in the New Zealand schoolteachers team together. He’s achieved a lot in the game and did incredibly well with Leinster and Ireland.

“I think he’ll bring structure and organisation to the Wallabies and provide them with some continuity and self-belief. He’s put a good coaching team together with Mike Cron, Laurie Fisher and Geoff Parling, who are all incredibly experienced guys who are well respected in the game.

“Hopefully, things will go well for Australia, but just not in the next couple of weeks!”

All the build-up on the way in which.

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