A NEWPORT school has hosted the Australian rugby team this week as they gear up for their clash with Wales tomorrow afternoon.

The Wallabies have been training at Llanwern High School throughout the week ahead of tomorrow afternoon's Autumn Internationals game at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.

During their visit the players took time out to meet students and sign autographs and, in thanks for their hospitality, manager Pat Molihan presented the school with a set of match grade Australian Rugby Union match balls and a signed jersey.

Headteacher, Tracey Jarvis said: "It has been fantastic to work with the WRU (Welsh Rugby Union) and host the Australians all week ahead of the weekend clash.

"The players were brilliant with our students, who were a credit to the school.

"We look forward to working with the WRU again in the future."

Mr Molihan called the school's facilities "first class".

“Thank you to the staff who were incredibly accommodating and looked after our every need," he said.

“It was great to have the students down to watch training as well and the opportunity to meet them and see their passion for rugby.”

WRU team liaison Carl Scales said: They’ve enjoyed a great welcome and use of the facilities at the school, and on Tuesday the team invited over a 120 of the students and staff to watch them train, plus after training finished there were opportunities for the students to interact with the players and have selfies and autographs.”

Wales v Australia will kick off at 5.20pm tomorrow and will be broadcast live on BBC Two and S4C.

Wales have lost their last 13 matches against the Wallabies, most recently losing 21-29 in 2017. The last time Wales beat Australia was a 21-18 victory at the Millennium Stadium in 2008.