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Robin McBryde accepts that Wales can help their cause for the 2019 World Cup by delivering successful results this season. Marcel Halstenberg Jersey . A nine-Test campaign begins on Saturday when Australia arrive at the Principality Stadium.With the Japan 2019 pool draw taking place in May next year, the higher a world ranking Wales can obtain by then should assist them avoiding a so-called group of death repeat.Defeat against Australia in December 2012 relegated Wales outside the worlds top eight - and the subsequent 2015 World Cup draw saw them grouped alongside the Wallabies and hosts England. We know the implications of not having a very successful period between now and May, Wales assistant coach and forwards specialist McBryde said.The repercussions of that we felt in the last World Cup, really, where we had a short turnaround against quality teams, and ultimately that took quite a bit out of us.We know we can help our cause in 2019 by getting results at this stage. Everyone is more than aware of that. It does give a little bit more importance to getting those wins in the next however many months it is.If Wales are to start on the right foot, though, they must end an 11-match losing run against Australia, a sequence that stretches back eight years.Australia are ranked above us, and they are always a quality team, McBryde added. At this stage of the season, historically, we havent been very strong, so hopefully this young group of players that weve got will enter the game tomorrow with no baggage and give it their best shot.Wales field only seven survivors from their last game - a 46-6 defeat against world champions New Zealand in Dunedin just over four months ago - and they go into battle without absent forwards in flanker Sam Warburton, lock Alun Wyn Jones and number eight Taulupe Faletau.It has meant a new-look back-row of Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric and Ross Moriarty being selected, while Australia - potentially crucially - can field their twin masters of the breakdown in David Pocock and Michael Hooper.The stadium roof will be open at Wales request this weekend - dry conditions are forecast - as they look to derail Australias possible Grand Slam tour of Great Britain and Ireland this autumn at the first opportunity.Wales interim head coach Rob Howley, in charge this season while Warren Gatland concentrates on British and Irish Lions business ahead of next summers New Zealand tour, fully recognises the Pocock/Hooper threat.With Pocock and Hooper, it shows the sort of landscape they want to play. Its up to us to make sure that they are not in control of that landscape, and thats a challenge, Howley said. The contact area is going to be hugely important, and theyve got two specialists, and thats going to be a huge challenge.They are a big physical pack, with the front-five looking to set a good platform for the six, seven and eight to have an influence around the park. It is important we control what we control. The contact area is always a focus in international rugby, in winning those small yards in those areas and making sure we are technically and tactically right.?The big thing for us on Saturday is having composure and being clinical, particularly when we get into those areas which we did 12 months ago (against Australia in the World Cup). The longer we have the ball, the longer they dont, and that is a challenge in itself. 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Philadelphia 76ers prized rookie Ben Simmons is scheduled to undergo surgery next week on the broken bone he suffered Friday in his right foot, league sources told ESPN on Saturday.The No. 1 overall pick is expected to miss about three months, a source told ESPNs Jeff Goodman, which would peg his return in December or possibly even January.Sources told ESPN on Saturday that doctors involved believe Simmons suffered an acute injury -- caused by landing on another players foot -- and not a stress reaction, and that the Sixers are supportive of a conservative timetable for his recovery.?Team president Bryan Colangelo said there was no way Simmons would be rushed back. He could miss months with this type of injury.I feel very badly for Ben to be in a situation to start his career this way. But this is an injury that he should come back from and have a very successful and long career, Colangelo said.Simmons told reporters last week that he weighed 217 pounds before Philadelphia drafted him in June and has gained 33 pounds over the three-plus months since, sparking speculation that the weight increase was a factor.But sources told ESPN that Simmons weighed in at 240 pounds in July shortly after he was drafted when he played for Philadelphias summer league squad in Las Vegas -- where he was lauded for his passing eye and movement -- and reported to training camp earlier this week at 244 pounds.Two sources with knowledge of doctor examinations of Simmons said Saturday that the injury is an acute fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone caused when he landed on the foot of teammate Shawn Long during a scrimmage Friday at Stockton University in New Jersey. The Sixers, wracked by injuriies to several top draftees in recent years, were initially hopeful Simmons merely rolled his ankle. Timo Werner Jersey. In addition to the team physicians who have examined the 20-year-old, sources said, Simmons advisers have consulted foot specialist Brian Donley of the Cleveland Clinic as the parties continue to pursue a firm recovery timetable.Simmons setback is the latest blow for a franchise that has been forced to wait for its first glimpse of numerous recent draftees.Joel Embiid, selected No. 3 overall by the Sixers in 2014, has yet to play in the NBA because of multiple surgeries on his right foot. Nerlens Noel, drafted No. 6 in 2013, was forced to sit out his entire rookie season in 2013-14 with a torn ACL. No. 3 selection Jahlil Okafor, the No. 3 selection in 2015?had his rookie campaign cut short after 53 games by season-ending surgery on his right knee.In addition, Dario Saric played his first two pro seasons in Turkey after being selected by Orlando with the No. 12 overall pick in 2014 and being traded to Philadelphia on draft night. Saric signed with the Sixers in August and is in the midst of his first NBA training camp.Simmons is the Sixers first No. 1 overall pick since Allen Iverson in 1996.The former LSU star won plaudits for his performance through the first week of training camp.I never played with somebody [like him], Saric told Philadelphia reporters this week. Everybody puts pressure on him, but I think hell handle this.?ESPN Staff Writer Baxter Holmes contributed to this report.?The Associated Press contributed to this report.? 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