Wales target repeat success
November 24, 2009
Wales defeated Australia this time last year © Getty Images
Wales and Australia go head-to-head at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday with the James Bevan trophy at plenty of pride at stake.
The trophy, named after the Australian born man who captained Wales in their first international against Wales in 1881, will be a secondary concern for the Wallabies as they seek to rescue a tour which has produced a win over England, a draw with Ireland and a shock loss to Scotland. Wales, meanwhile, have to back up their victory over Argentina last weekend after again failing to defeat the All Blacks.
Last season's loss to Wales left the Wallabies with a middling record in the Welsh capital in recent seasons. Since 2005 they have won one, drawn one and lost two in Cardiff with two tour victories over their opponents on home soil in-between.
Wales v Australia Match Stats:
Played 28; Wales won 10; Australia won 17; One drawn match
First Test: Wales 9-6 Australia, National Stadium Cardiff Arms Park, December 12, 1908
Latest Test: Wales 21-18 Australia, Millennium Stadium, November 29, 2008
Drawn Test Match: Wales 29-29 Australia, Millennium Stadium, November 4, 2006
Wales' largest winning margin: 25 points, Wales 28-3 Australia, National Stadium Cardiff Arms Park, December 20 1975
Australia's largest winning margin: 57 points, Australia 63-6 Wales, Ballymore, July 22 1991
Wales' winning sequence: One Test, November 29, 2008 to present day
Click Here for Wales' full Test record courtesy of Statsguru
Click Here for Australia's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru
Click Here for a full record of all Wales v Australia matches courtesy of Statsguru
Click Here for a full Wales v Australia record at the Millennium Stadium
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