James Hook: Wales due to break Wallabies hoodoo

Wales haven’t beaten Australia since 2008, but according to fullback James Hook, the tide is about to turn in favour of Warren Gatland’s men. Since that 21-18 victory in Cardiff, the Welsh have lost 10 straight Test matches to the Wallabies, including a 3-0 series defeat in Australia in 2012, however Hook is confident his side can beat Australia and claim top spot of Pool A. “The boys spoke about how much heartache we have had against Australia in the past so we go in to Saturday’s match with huge motivation,” said the 30-year-old utility back. “Of course they are beatable ... everyone is ... it’s just about getting it right on the day. Despite Australia’s dominant record, Hook believes their hasn’t been much between the two nations in recent times. “There have been last-minute kicks and last-minute tries. The boys are hoping luck will change and there’s no better time than this weekend. We will give it our all,” pledged Hook. “It’s difficult to overco
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