Wales caretaker coach Rob Howley insists his side still have what it takes to win the Test series against Australia after reverting to experience for Saturday's second clash in Melbourne.
Former captain Ryan Jones is one of four changes from the 27-19 first Test defeat in Brisbane, coming in for the injured Toby Faletau, and he will be joined in the starting XV by Ospreys teammate Alun Wyn Jones, who replaces Luke Charteris.
Matthew Rees, in for Ken Owens, will also line-up for the RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam winners who claimed a morale-boosting 25-15 victory over Brumbies in midweek, while Ashley Beck replaces Scott Williams at centre.
And Howley believes that win, coupled with the imminent return of coach Warren Gatland after a heel injury, will provide all the fillip they need against the Wallabies.
“After the first Test Australia are obviously in the ascendancy, but the tour is not over by any means and we have all to play for on Saturday,” he said.
“We are bringing three very experienced players into the pack, all three made an impact from the bench during the first Test which has justified their selection in the starting line-up this weekend.
“We were also impressed with the performances of Ashley Beck, Justin Tipuric, Richard Hibbard and Rhys Webb on Tuesday night and they have each very much played themselves into the squad.
“Having played two matches now on Australian soil we have acclimatised and are ready for another huge challenge this Saturday in Melbourne.”