Wales out to make history
June 4, 2012
Shane Williams crosses against the Wallabies back in December © Getty Images
History is firmly weighted in Australia's favour ahead of their meeting with Wales in Brisbane this Saturday.
The two teams are no strangers to each other having met twice in the past eight months with Australia taking the bragging rights on both occasions. Australia dispatched Wales in the bronze final of the 2011 World Cup and also gate-crashed Shane Williams' farewell match with a 24-18 win in Cardiff back in December.
And the record on Australian soil do not make happy viewing for those of Welsh inclination. The last time they met in Australia was back in 2007 where the Wallabies eased past Wales 31-0 in Brisbane. In fact, Wales have won just once on Australia soil way back in 1969 when ESPNscrum's very own John Taylor helped them to a 19-16 victory.
Australia v Wales
All-time record: Played 32: Wales won 10, Australia won 21, drawn 1
Biggest winning margins: Aus: 57 (63-6 at Brisbane, 1991); Wal: 25 (28-3 at Cardiff, 1975)
Highest score: Aus: 63 (63-6 at Brisbane, 1991); Wal: 29 (29-29 at Cardiff, 2006)
Most tries: Aus: 12 (63-6 at Brisbane, 1991); Wal: 4 (29-45 at Cardiff, 1975)
Most points (individual): Aus: Matt Burke 84; Wal: Stephen Jones 54
Most tries (individual): Aus: 5 Chris Latham; Wal: 6, Shane Williams
Click here for Australia's Test record courtesy of Statsguru
Click Here for Wales' full Test record courtesy of Statsguru
Click here for a record of all Australia v Wales matches courtesy of Statsguru
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
The rolling maul is becoming an increasingly potent attacking weapon. Conor O'Shea looks at the difficulties of stopping it
The news of James Horwill, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Dan Carter's respective transfers will open the floodgates, writes Tom Hamilton
Kiwi coaches can be found far and wide across the globe, and Murray Mexted believes the All Blacks benefit every bit as much as their rivals
Clermont, Toulon, player burnout, Sam Burgess and a farewell to Adams Park - Monday Maul looks back at the weekend's action