Aussie wrap (Wed)

Keo.co.za brings you all the news from Australia’s year-end tour.

Davies: Giteau world’s best

Former Welsh flyhalf Jonathan Davies believes Matt Giteau is currently the world’s best No 10.

Davies, who played 37 times for Wales between 1985 and 1997, claimed the Wallabies pivot had usurped All Blacks playmaker Dan Carter as the world’s premier flyhalf.

Davies said Giteau, following his performance against France, was “maybe slightly better than Carter at the moment”, arguing the flyhalf alone could keep the Welsh at bay this weekend.

Wallabies must match Welsh enthusiasm

Wallabies No 8 Richard Brown believes the side will have match Wales’s gusto if they hope to keep their unbeaten record in Europe this season.

Having let half time leads slip against the All Blacks and the Springboks, Wales have one last chance to claim a southern hemisphere scalp.

“They’re going to be bang up for it,” said Brown. “Watching the New Zealand game, I think they’re up for challenges and I think they’re going to be for this one.

“I think those defeats will just add to their enthusiasm. So we’ll just have to match it and better it.”

Wycliff Palu’s shoulder injury has opened the door for Brown for this weekend’s Cardiff clash, after missing the win over France with a dislocated little finger.

“I dislocated it and I put it back in myself a couple of times but then it just kept dislocating and then it dislocated real bad and the doctor couldn’t get it back in,” said Brown.

“We got it back in once and then it came out again so the fourth time I said ‘that’s enough’. If it didn’t want to stay in, I thought there’s not much point in playing on.”