Wales look to halt losing run
June 19, 2012
Mike Harris was Australia's hero on Saturday but he fails to feature in the matchday squad © Getty Images
Wales travel to Sydney on Saturday looking to save some face after losing the Test series to the Wallabies
It will be the second time that Wales have played Australia in the Sydney Football Stadium - now called the Allianz - after facing the Wallabies there back in 1996. The Australians ran riot that day as they scored six tries and dispatched Wales 42-3.
And come Saturday, Wales will look to reverse that score. History is firmly stacked against them with Australia winning 10 of the 11 matches played between the two countries on home soil and they have also taken the last six meetings between the two sides.
Saturday's game will be the 22nd time Australia have played at the ground and they boast an impressive record with 17 wins and five losses. The last time they played at the ground was back in 1998 and it ended up in a narrow 19-14 win over the All Blacks.
Australia v Wales
All-time record: Played 34: Australia won 23, Wales won 10, 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 59
Most tries (individual): Aus: 5 Chris Latham; Wal: 6 Shane Williams
Most points in a Test: Aus: 23 Michael Lynagh, Brisbane, 1991; Wal: 14 Jonathan Davies (1996), Stephen Jones (2005) and Leigh Halfpenny (2012)
Most tries in a Test: Aus: 2 Nine players; Wal: 3 JJ Williams, Cardiff, 1975
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