The Kangaroos were given a fright by a spirited Welsh side before easing to a 56-14 win in their Four Nations rugby league clash at Wrexham.
The scoreline may have a emphatic look to it, but it failed to tell the story for much of this game, as the minnows more than matched the NRL superstars for almost an hour.
Tim Sheens named a new-look Australia side, with Beau Scott, Daly Cherry-Evans and Corey Parker making their international debuts.
Australia play England in the tournament final this weekend.
England beat the Kiwis yesterday.