Howley gives Wallabies respect
Wales caretaker boss Rob Howley will not allow his side to under-estimate Australia ahead of their first Test in Brisbane on Saturday.
The Wallabies will still be hurting after their surprising defeat at the hands of Scotland in New South Wales on Tuesday, with the Scots earning their first win Down Under since 1982.
However, the current Tri-Nations champions will be looking to bounce back when they take on a Welsh side who recorded a clean sweep in the Six Nations this season to claim the Grand Slam title.
Howley has admitted he is still wary of the threat posed by Australia, following that shock midweek defeat, and fully expect a backlash from the southern hemisphere outfit.
He said: "Australia will be disappointed after their defeat to Scotland, but that will make them all the more dangerous for us.
"The Wallabies are still the second highest placed side in the world rankings and we are playing them in their own back yard.
"As recently as this season we have two losses racked up against Australian opposition and we are determined to stop that trend."