Alex Cuthbert will return to the Wales lineup ahead of their final autumn international test against Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, according to BBC Sport.

The British and Irish Lions wing - who is one of nine changes made for the game after last weekend's victory against Tonga - was originally expected to miss the entire autumn series with a serious ankle injury.

The Cardiff Blues winger, who scored a try in the Lions' first test win in June and has nine scores in his 18 Wales appearances, was injured in a Heineken Cup match a month ago, but returns ahead of schedule after three intensive weeks of rehab. 

It will be Cuthbert's first appearance for Wales since his two tries helped to win the 2013 Six Nations title against England in March.

The 23-year-old will be reunited with Lions back partners George North and Lee Halfpenny as Wales hope to record their first win against the Wallabies since 2008.

Warren Gatland's side have only won two of the last 23 meetings and lost four times in 2012 to Australia alone.

Gatland also welcomes back Scott Williams back as he and Owen Williams prepare to combine for the first time in the heart of Wales midfield.

"Its great to have Alex and Scott available and they bring a lot of experience into the back line," Gatland was quoted by BBC Sport.

"Alex and the medical teams have worked really hard to ensure he is ready for this weekend and its great to be able to bring him back into the squad."

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