DAN Lydiate has retained his place in the Welsh line-up for Saturday's test against Australia at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

The Ospreys flanker will bid to help Wales end a decade long wait for a win against the Wallabies having earned his place on the back of an impressive display against Scotland last week.

The Abbey-cwm-hir star has endured a miserable four years of injury but has battled back to force his way into the Welsh line-up.

Coach Warren Gatland has made several changes with wing Josh Adams pipping Liam Williams to a starting berth while prop Tom Francis is recalled in place of Dillon Lewis while Adam Beard claims a second row berth at the expense of Cory Hill.

Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Gareth Anscombe, Gareth Davies; Nicky Smith, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty

Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rob Evans, Dillon Lewis, Cory Hill, Ellis Jenkins, Tomos Williams, Dan Biggar, Liam Williams

Australia: Dane Haylett-Petty; Israel Folau, Samu Kerevi, Kurtley Beale, Sefa Naivalu; Bernard Foley, Will Genia; Scott Sio, Tolu Latu, Allan Alaalatoa, Izack Rodda, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Michael Hooper (capt), David Pocock

Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Sekope Kepu, Taniela Tupou, Rob Simmons, Ned Hanigan, Nick Phipps, Matt To'omua, Jack Maddocks.

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)