Wales close out their autumn campaign with a match against Australia in Cardiff on Saturday (kick-off 3.15pm); the hosts have won their last three matches against the Wallabies and are aiming to bounce back from a shock defeat to Georgia
Last Updated: 22/11/22 4:29pm
Wales players show their dejection after their defeat to Georgia
Neil Jenkins has warned Wales there will be “no hiding place” for them in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series finale against Australia.
Wales tackle the Wallabies seven days after losing at home to Georgia – a result which piled pressure on head coach Wayne Pivac, who has won just 13 of his 33 Tests in charge since he succeeded fellow New Zealander Warren Gatland after the 2019 World Cup.While there have been major highs in Pivac’s reign, such as winning the 2021 Six Nations title and defeating the Springboks in South Africa, Georgia’s success came just eight months after Italy triumphed in Cardiff and even a fourth-straight win over Australia might not be enough to appease Pivac’s critics. Twitter Due to your consent preferences, you’re not able to view this Privacy Options “It’s tough – I am not going to lie,” Wales assistant coach Jenkins said. “It is incredibly disappointing, which is probably putting it lightly.”It’s one of the darkest days, but you have got to go again. We’ve got another Test match on Saturday, and it is important that we turn up and front up.”We don’t want to be in that position, we don’t want Wayne in that position, none of us want to be in that position.”It is important that collectively – players, staff, everyone – come together quickly, which I think we’ve done, and turn up on Saturday. There is no hiding place, we need to be ready to go on Saturday.” …