DEFENCE coach Shaun Edwards knows that Wales will be tested by Georgia’s formidable pack on Saturday but has stressed the Six Nations hopefuls are not a one-trick pony.

The visitors head to Cardiff looking to make a statement after being frozen out of the European tournament despite being above Italy in the world rankings.

Georgia come into the game on the back of a 54-22 drubbing of Canada, a warning that Wales cannot approach the ‘fourth’ autumn encounter any differently to those against Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Edwards said: “It is probably Georgia’s biggest game for 10 years outside of World Cups because they are fighting desperately for entry into the Six Nations.

“They know a good performance against Wales would put them in good stead.”

“We know Georgia are going to come with a driving and scrummaging game, but they actually play a lot more rugby than you would think.

“We are certainly not underestimating them in any way, shape or form. For me, defensively, it’s stopping their first phase, stopping that driven line-out.

“Everyone knows they have a big pack with a big scrum and a good driven line-out, but their number 10 is very creative, the number 12 is a real handful for getting them over the advantage line, and they are very dangerous on kick-returns. We will have to be on our guard.”

Wales boss Warren Gatland has pledged to make changes to the side that lost to Australia in their opener but demand they retain their more enterprising approach.

“It was encouraging defensively. Having not played together for seven months it was a decent effort,” said Edwards. “We have all bought into this new way of playing.

“Did it put pressure on our defence? Of course it did. We lost the ball 11 times in our own half.

“But, going forward, that will be addressed with more practice, and we will get the balance right.”