Wales looking to test Australia

Wales head into their final Four Nations game on Sunday against Australia as massive 50/1 underdogs but coach Iestyn Harris hopes his side can put on a decent performance in Wrexham.

Wales were beaten 42-4 by England and 36-0 by New Zealand in their opening two matches but Harris insists his side improved in their second game and he hopes to spring a shock against 1/5 tournament favourites Australia.

“The players have learned a lot over the last few weeks by playing against some of the best players in the world,” Harris said.

“Last week against New Zealand we improved on how we played against England.

“We know that we still have a lot of improvements to be made and we want to put together a more solid complete performance this Sunday in Wrexham against what will be a very good Australian side.”

Captain Lee Briers will play his last match for Wales against Australia.  The Warrington star will continue playing in the Super League but is also set to join the Wales coaching staff.

Harris believes the game against Australia will provide a great experience for his side as they prepare for the 2013 World Cup.

He added: “This Gillette Four Nations tournament has been very good for us.

“Playing in competitions like this and giving youngsters the opportunity to shine is the only way that we are able to compete with the best as we prepare for the World Cup that we are jointly hosting in 2013.”

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