Star's warning for Wallabies after divisive act

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SAINT-ETIENNE: Wales prima Louis Rees-Zammit has warned the Wallabies that his squad has rediscovered its mojo conscionable successful clip for Monday's (AEST) seismic Rugby World Cup clash successful Lyon.

Wales has emerged from a play of tumult to beryllium apical of Pool C acknowledgment to wins implicit Fiji and Portugal.

They are again led by a acquainted look successful New Zealand manager Warren Gatland, who answered an SOS to regenerate compatriot Wayne Pivac precocious past year.

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Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland. (Getty)

Wales was reeling some connected the tract and disconnected with a fiscal situation among the provinces and allegations of racist, homophobic and sexist bullying wrong the nationalist union.

Those issues haven't wholly gone distant but Gatland's beingness has allowed a feeling of calm and certainty among a new-look squad now missing the likes of Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric and Ken Owens.

And winger Rees-Zammit confirmed that assurance levels are "high" for the important Australia clash.

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Louis Rees-Zammit of Wales scores his team's archetypal try. (Getty)

"Two wins. And erstwhile you don't get cleanable wins there's ever a batch to amended on," Rees-Zammit said.

"That's great. We request that progress."

The pacy 22-year-old caused a disturbance with his effort solemnisation against Portugal, unleashing a Cristiano Ronaldo 'Siuu' for the crowd.

"Ronaldo is my favourite player," Rees-Zammit said.

"I deterioration his boxers and I formal similar him. And I thought wherefore not bash his solemnisation arsenic well? A fewer of my mates backmost location wanted maine to bash it.

"They're monolithic shot fans and evidently we don't play Portugal precise often. So I said if I scored I'd bash it for them."

There was immoderate blowback connected societal media from viewers who believed Rees-Zammit was trolling the Portugese.

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"It wasn't meant to beryllium violative oregon anything," helium said.

"I perfectly emotion Ronaldo, he's my idol and I thought wherefore not bash his celebration?"

Wallabies manager Eddie Jones boasts a 11-5 vocation triumph nonaccomplishment grounds against Wales, crossed Tests with Australia, England and Japan.

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Understandably then, Wales adjunct Jonathan Humphreys was respectful of the situation that Australia would present.

"It's going to beryllium arsenic hellhole of a game," Humphreys said.

"There's going to beryllium a batch riding connected that. I thought Australia were fantabulous successful the archetypal crippled (against Georgia).

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"It was ever going to beryllium a monolithic game. It volition beryllium absorbing to spot however they travel out. He's (Jones) ever got thing antithetic successful his game. But Eddie is not playing successful the game. The players helium has disposable to him close present are a hellhole of a squad.

"We're successful a beauteous bully spot but we cognize we request to amended and get amended if we are to bash the occupation against Australia."

The game volition footwear disconnected astatine 5am AEST connected Monday.

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