Factbox: Australia v Wales

Factbox on this month's three-Test series between Australia and Wales.

Factbox: Australia v Wales - RugbyReuters


Coach: Robbie Deans

Captain: David Pocock

IRB ranking: Second

Recent form: Tri-Nations champions, third at World Cup


Forwards: Ben Alexander, Dave Dennis, Kane Douglas, Saia Faingaa, Scott Higginbotham, Michael Hooper, Sekope Kepu, Ben McCalman, Stephen Moore, Ben Mowen, Cadeyrn Neville, Dan Palmer, Wycliffe Palu, David Pocock, Tatafu Polata Nau, Benn Robinson, Nathan Sharpe, Rob Simmons, James Slipper, Sitaleki Timani.

Backs: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Berrick Barnes, Anthony Faingaa, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Michael Harris, Rob Horne, Digby Ioane, Pat McCabe, Luke Morahan, Nick Phipps, Dominic Shipperley, Joseph Tomane, Cooper Vuna, Nic White.

Notable absentees: James O'Connor (liver), James Horwill (hamstring), Kurtley Beale (shoulder), Quade Cooper (match fitness)


Coach: Rob Howley (Caretaker)

Captain: Sam Warburton

IRB ranking: Fifth

Recent form: Six Nations champions (Grand Slam), fourth at World Cup


Forwards: Ryan Bevington, Luke Charteris, Bradley Davies, Ian Evans, Toby Faletau, Rhys Gill, Richard Hibbard, Paul James, Gethin Jenkins, Adam Jones, Alun Wyn Jones, Rhodri Jones, Ryan Jones, Dan Lydiate, Ken Owens, Matthew Rees, Aaron Shingler, Justin Tipuric, Josh Turnbull, Sam Warburton, Martyn Williams

Backs: Ashley Beck, Dan Biggar, Andrew Bishop, Aled Brew, Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Leigh Halfpenny, Will Harries, James Hook, George North, Mike Phillips, Rhys Priestland, Harry Robinson, Rhys Webb, Lloyd Williams, Scott Williams, Liam Williams Notable absentees: Warren Gatland (coach, leg injuries), Jamie Roberts (knee), Huw Bennett (Achilles), Lee Byrne (French club duties, on standby)


First Test: June 9 Brisbane (8pm local)

Second Test: June 16 Melbourne (8pm local)

Third Test: June 23 Sydney (3pm local)

Wales also play a tour match against ACT Brumbies in Canberra on June 12.


Meetings (since 1908): 32 Australia wins: 21 Wales wins: 10 Draws: 1

Last 10 meetings (date, winners, score, venue): 2005 Wales 24-22 Cardiff; 2006 Draw 29-29 Cardiff; 2007 Australia 29-23 Sydney; 2007 Australia 31-0 Brisbane; 2007 Australia 32-20 Cardiff*; 2008 Wales 21-18 Cardiff; 2009 Australia 33-12 Cardiff; 2010 Australia 25-16 Cardiff; 2011 Australia 21-18 Auckland*; 2011 Australia 24-18 Cardiff (* World Cup match)

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