Wales coach Warren Gatland wants clear heads and composure under pressure as his side seek to end their horror run of 13 defeats in a row against Australia at the Millennium Stadium this evening.
The fixture comes 10 months before the sides clash in Tokyo at the 2019 Rugby World Cup
The Welsh are in fine form with six wins in a row but the true test of their progress comes in Cardiff against the Australians.
Gatland is quick to point out that six of those 13 defeats have been by five points or less, but that inability to get over the line in tight battles provides a worry.
Defeat would be another devastating blow against an Australian side that has won only three of their 10 tests this year, including a home series defeat to Ireland.
“It’s being clinical in those last few minutes,” Gatland said.
“We’ve gone through some of those examples in the last few years when we haven’t read a certain pressure situation, where players have occasionally given away stupid penalties, or where we haven’t defended smartly. We’ve gone through a number of those scenarios.”
Reflecting on the tense 21-10 victory over Scotland in Cardiff last weekend, Gatland added: “The good thing about last week was that we were under a lot of pressure at times and we showed composure when we needed to, so hopefully that transfers to this weekend.”
Wales vs Australia – how to watch
Live coverage will be shown on BBC Two in the UK.
Build-up to the clash gets underway at 5pm GMT, ahead of kick-off at 5.20pm.
Fans will also be able to stream the action via the BBC website and iPlayer app.
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