Moore plays down talk of Wales hoodoo

Stephen Moore has played down the relevance of Australia's long winning run against Wales ahead of Saturday's Test and warned Rob Howley's side will be "dangerous" opponents in Cardiff.

The Wallabies will run out at the Principality Stadium looking for a 12th consecutive victory over Wales.

Much has been made of Wales' inability to end their Australia hoodoo, but Wallabies skipper Moore is not reading much into it as his side prepare for their first game on their tour of the Northern Hemisphere.

"We are pretty excited to get going. It's a long tour, and we look forward to this first game." said the hooker.

"I think we have been building. There are a lot of new players who have come into the team over the year.

"In training, you can only see so much, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to play. It is really important we start the tour well.

"It is a big Test match. It is something we have been working towards. In terms of the record [versus Wales], I think that's not something we have spoken about.

"Every game is just as important as the last one, and if you look back at what has happened in the past, you will trip yourself up a bit.

"There are a large number of players in this team who probably haven't played against Wales before at all, so they've got no history. I think Wales have picked a strong, experienced team. They will know what is required. They will be dangerous, as always."

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