The Wallabies have lifted the intensity for Saturday’s clash at the Millennium Stadium by claiming they are hell-bent on beating the Dragons in their back yard.
After letting half time leads against the Springboks and the All Blacks slip, Wales are determined to justify their status as the number one side in Europe by claiming a victory of southern opposition.
However, the Wallabies are also intent on winning this weekend as they strive to complete their four-Test European tour undefeated for the first time in over a decade.
“There is a hell of a lot riding on this game. This is do or die for us, last game of the season; we could have a clean sweep here,” said Wallabies winger Peter Hynes.
“We’re taking all that into the game. I think it’s going to be very physical and confrontational.”
Assistant coach Michael Foley backed up Hynes’s statements by claiming the Wallabies will be up against the “the fastest line speed defence in world rugby”.
Despite successive victories over Italy, England and France, Hynes admitted Australia had yet to put a side to the sword and on their European tour and were determined to make a statement against the Dragons.
“This being the last real Test match of our year, we’re really looking forward and the challenge there is to play that 80 minutes of footy and to dominate,” he said.
“Wales are a very good opposition and will try to stop that, but we’re going to focus on what we have to do and if we can impose our game plan, we’ll come away smiling.”
Meanwhile, powerful Wallabies No 8 Wycliff Palu will miss Saturday’s game and the mid-week encounter against the Barbarians after being sent home to receive treatment on his recurring shoulder injury.