Robin Sowden-Taylor is offered his first chance on tour providing back row cover from the bench alongside the still uncapped Scott Morgan for the second test at Suncorp Stadium Brisbane on Saturday (Kick-off 8.00pm).
Wales coach Gareth Jenkins has made five changes - two positional - to the side which suffered last-gasp defeat to Australia at the weekend, for the final meeting of the two-Test tour down under.
Gareth Thomas reverts to full-back to win his 94th cap in place of Lee Byrne, Chris Czekaj switches wings and Aled Brew fills the berth he vacates.
Up front hooker Mefin Davies adds 37 caps-worth of experience to the front row in place of UK-bound Matthew Rees - who has returned home for the birth of his child - and Michael Owen replaces Brent Cockbain at lock.
"Mefin will use all his international experience to slot into the front row and pick up where Matthew left off," said Jenkins.
"We are fortunate to be able to call on someone of his international stature.
"Gareth (Thomas) will be able to get more involved in the action from a more central role at full-back and the move also gives us the opportunity to look at Aled Brew who is a hot prospect for us on the wing.
"Michael Owen deserves his chance to start after impressing from the bench last week when Brent (Cockbain) picked up his knock to the head and his ability to play in the second row allows us to keep the back row unit together.
"We have a group of players on the bench who will be able to come on and make an impact if necessary with Robin Sowden-Taylor and Andy Williams adding to a good mix including the Gavin Henson and Ceri Jones who both impressed when given game-time last week."
And Jenkins believes the team that shocked the Wallabies by taking a 17-0 lead in the first Test and getting within 30 seconds of victory, can go one better this Saturday and beat Australia on home turf for the first time in 38 years.
"There were many positives for us to take out of our performance last week and the players will have renewed self belief on Saturday night," said Jenkins.
"Australia too will have undoubtedly learnt lessons and will come after us, but we know now that we do not fear them and we have proved that we have something to offer as well.
"We should have beaten them last week and the only thing that will make that easier for us to bear is to go one better this week and make sure we have more points on the board than them, not just when the hooter goes at the end of the game, but right up until that ball goes dead!"
WALES: Gareth Thomas (Captain); Chris Czekaj, Jamie Robinson, Sonny Parker, Aled Brew; James Hook, Mike Phillips; Iestyn Thomas, Mefin Davies, Adam Jones, Michael Owen, Rob Sidoli, Colin Charvis, Gavin Thomas, Jonathan Thomas
Ceri Jones, Richard Hibbard, Scott Morgan, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Andy Williams, Ceri Sweeney, Gavin Henson
15 Gareth THOMAS (TOULOUSE - CAPTAIN)
DoB: 25.07.74. 6'2" / 1.88m. 16st 4lbs / 103kgs
International record: 93 caps (W 49, L 43, D 1; 190 pts - 38T)
14 Chris CZEKAJ (CARDIFF BLUES)
DoB: 14.12.85. 6'3" / 1.91m. 15st 12lbs / 101kgs
International record: 5 caps (W 1, L 4; 5 pts - 1T)
13 Jamie ROBINSON (CARDIFF BLUES)
DoB: 07.04.80. 6'2" / 1.88m. 15st 0lbs / 95kgs
International record: 19 caps (W 6, L 13; 35 pts - 7T)
12 Sonny PARKER (OSPREYS)
DoB: 27.08.77. 6'1" 1.86m. 14st 4lbs / 91kgs
International record: 22 caps (W 11, L 11; 25 pts - 5T)
11 Aled BREW (NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS)
DoB: 09.08.86. 6'0"/1.83m. 15st 11lbs/102kgs
International record: 1 cap (L1)
10 James HOOK (OSPREYS)
DoB: 27.06.85. 6'0" / 1.83m. 12st 11lbs / 81kgs
International record: 13 caps (W 3, L 9, D 1; 94 pts - 3T, 17C, 13PG, 2DG)
9 Michael PHILLIPS (CARDIFF BLUES)
DoB: 29.08.82. 6'3" / 1.91m. 14st 0lbs / 89kgs
International record: 21 caps (W 10, L 10, D 1; 10 pts - 2T)
1 Iestyn THOMAS (LLANELLI SCARLETS)
DoB: 15.12.76. 6'1"/1.86m. 17st 6lbs (111kg)
International record: 31 caps (W 10, L 21)
2 Mefin DAVIES (GLOUCESTER)
DoB: 02.09.72. 5' 10"/1.78m. 14st 13lbs/95kg
International record: 37 caps (W17, L19, D1: 10pts - 2T)
3 Adam Rhys JONES (OSPREYS)
DoB: 08.03.81. 6'0" / 1.83m. 19st 0lbs / 121kgs
International record: 41 caps (W 20, L 19, D 2; 5 pts - 1T)
4 Michael OWEN (NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS)
DoB: 07.11.80. 6'5" / 1.96m. 18st 2lbs / 115kgs
International record: 35 caps (W 17, L 17, D 1; 10 pts - 2T)
5 Robert SIDOLI (CARDIFF BLUES)
DoB: 21.06.79. 6'6" / 1.99m. 18st 2lbs / 115kgs
International record: 40 caps (W 17, L 22, D 1; 10 pts - 2T)
6 Colin CHARVIS (NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS)
DoB: 27.12.72. 6'2". 16st 10lbs
International record: 85 caps (W 39, L 44, D 2; 100 pts - 20T)
7 Gavin Michael THOMAS (LLANELLI SCARLETS)
DoB: 22.10.77. 6'1" / 1.86m. 15st 10lbs / 100kgs
International record: 21 caps (W 7, L 14; 20 pts - 4T)
8 Jonathan THOMAS (OSPREYS)
DoB: 27.12.82. 6'5" / 1.96m. 16st 10lbs / 106kgs
International record: 33 caps (W 15, L 16, D 2; 30 pts - 6T)
16 Richard HIBBARD (OSPREYS)
DoB: 13.12.83. 6'0". 17st 4lbs
International record: 3 caps (L 3)
17 Ceri JONES
DoB: 19.06.77. 6'1" 16st 7lb
International record: 1 cap (L1)
18 Robin SOWDEN-TAYLOR (CARDIFF BLUES)
DoB: 09.06..82. 6'1"/1.86m. 15st 5lb (98kg)
International record: 3 caps (W2,L1)
19 Scott MORGAN (CARDIFF BLUES)
DoB: 17.10.78. 6'6" / 1.99m. 17st 4lbs / 110kgs
International record: Uncapped
20 Andrew WILLIAMS (BATH RUGBY)
DoB: 07.02.81. 5'10". 14st 2lb
International record: 4 caps (W 3, L 1)
21 Ceri SWEENEY (NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS)
DoB: 21.01.80. 5'10" / 1.78m. 13st 7lbs / 86kgs
International record: 30 caps (W 15, L 15; 84 pts - 4T, 23C, 5PG, 1DG)
22 Gavin HENSON (OSPREYS)
DoB: 01.02.82. 6'0" / 1.83m. 15st 7lbs / 98kgs
International record: 21 caps (W 11, L 9, D 1; 130 pts - 3T,29C,18PG,1DG)