Wales may be spared the prospect of facing giant Wallaby Wendell Sailor after the wing was forced out of the game against Ireland early with a rib injury.
The former rugby league star went off after an hour of Saturday's success and the Wallaby management insisted he will not be risked against Wales if he is not fully fit.
However another former rugby league star Matt Rogers came though his comeback game from injury for club side Southern Districts over the weekend and is expected to be back in the frame for the Sydney clash.
Meanwhile, Test veteran Matt Burke was also set to join the Australia squad today after sitting out the Ireland game with a knee injury.
The 68-times capped full-back, who has scored 833 points in Test rugby, has been troubled by a medial ligaments problem but will be given his chance this week to prove his fitness in time for Saturday.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets