News 9 november — 21:23

Wales can sound World Cup warning with victory over nemesis Australia


 Wales coach Warren Gatland wants clear heads and composure under pressure as his side seek to end their horror run of 13 defeats in a row against Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, Euronewsreports.

The fixture comes 10 months before the sides clash in Tokyo at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and while Wales are in form with six wins in a row, the true test of their progress comes in Cardiff this weekend.

Gatland is quick to point out that six of those 13 defeats have been by five points or less, but that inability to get over the line in tight battles provides a worry.

Defeat would be another devastating blow against an Australia side that has won only three of their 10 tests this year, including a home series defeat to Ireland.

"It's being clinical in those last few minutes," Gatland told reporters this week, saying decision-making on the field when under pressure had been a major factor in the run of losses.

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