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Northampton Saints' Dan Biggar has been named in the starting line up for the Autumn Nations Cup finale.
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Biggar start in Wales' final Autumn Nations Cup outing against Australia

Northampton Saints fly-half Dan Biggar has been named in Wales starting XV for the side's final Autumn Nations Cup clash against Australia on Saturday. 

The 32-year-old – who is set to make his 94th appearance for Wayne Pivac’s side – kicked the winning penalty when the Wallabies last ran out at the Principality Stadium, with the tense clash ending in a 9-6 victory for Wales back in 2018, and he remains in the outside-half position for Saturday’s clash.

“It’s been a tough campaign but one where we’ve exposed more players to this level of rugby, which all bodes well for the future. With the injuries we’ve faced, we have had to adapt and those are opportunities that some of the players have taken very well,” said Pivac as he reflected on the Autumn Nations Series so far.

“Australia have been on the road for a while now, the series they had down South and a couple of losses in the last couple of games. They’ll be hurting from that and they’ll want to finish their tour on a high note, as we’d like to finish our campaign on a high note. It bodes well for a pretty interesting fixture.

“Dave Rennie brings a physical approach to the game and we certainly expect that from the Australians but we have to be able to match that and impose ourselves on the game. It’s going to be an enthralling encounter I think and a great way to finish a series. We’re really looking forward to Saturday."

England v Australia is live on Amazon Prime Sport.

WALES vs AUSTRALIA 

Autum Nations Cup
Saturday 20 November, 2021
Principality Stadium
Kick-off: 5.30pm

15 Liam Williams (Scarlets)
14 Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby)
13 Nick Tompkins (Saracens)
12 Uilisi Halaholo (Cardiff Rugby)
11 Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby)
10 Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints)
9 Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby);

1 Wyn Jones (Scarlets)
2 Ryan Elias (Scarlets)
3 Tomas Francis (Ospreys)
4 Adam Beard (Ospreys)
5 Seb Davies (Cardiff Rugby)
6 Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Rugby – captain)
7 Taine Basham (Dragons)
8 Aaron Wainwright (Dragons)

Replacements
16 Elliot Dee (Dragons)
17 Gareth Thomas (Ospreys)
18 Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Rugby)
19 Ben Carter (Dragons)
20 Christ Tshiunza (Exeter Chiefs)
21 Gareth Davies (Scarlets)
22 Rhys Priestland (Cardiff Rugby)
23 Johnny McNicholl (Scarlets)

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