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The Wallaby coaching staff have replaced Saia Faingaa and Dean Mumm with the more experienced and hardened duo of Stephen Moore and Mark Chisholm.  With some lineout wobbles in Pretoria and some less than perfect scrum work, a change here can’t be a bad thing.

Ben McCalman replaces Richard Brown at No 8.  It’s going to be a big ask for McCalman to mix it with Burger, Smith and Spies.

Both teams played a loose game in Pretoria, neither side seemed afraid to attack from all quarters.

Australia
Kurtley Beale; James O’Connor, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell; Quade Cooper, Will Genia; Ben McCalman, David Pocock, Rocky Elsom, Nathan Sharpe, Mark Chisholm, Salesi Ma’afu, Stephen Moore, Benn Robinson.
Reserves: Saia Faingaa, James Slipper, Dean Mumm, Richard Brown, Luke Burgess, Berrick Barnes, Anthony Faingaa

South Africa
Francois Steyn, JP Pietersen, Jaque Fourie, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard, Pierre Spies, Juan Smith, Schalk Burger, Victor Matfield, Danie Rossouw, Jannie du Plessis, John Smit, Gurthro Steenkamp.
Reserves: Chiliboy Ralepelle, CJ van der Linde, Flip van der Merwe, Ryan Kankowski, Ricky Januarie, Juan de Jongh, Gio Aplon.

6 Responses to The Aussies Harden up!

  • 1

    Saia Faingaa was dreadful last Saturday, like a dear caught in the headlights…

  • 2

    @ grootblousmile:
    Hey, ek sal onthou om volgende keer te tag. Thanks. Let’s not give the Aussies the same start and klap them from the word go. I think we might just give them a hiding and Habana will be dangerous as he will try to prove his critics wrong. I predict a big one from Habana.

  • 3

    rugbybal @ 2
    habana had a far better game after that first 20 or so minutes … he ran better lines, were looking for work … had luck gone his way after that first period, then he couldve ended with at least 2 tries!!
    hope that he’ll have a big one though … he definately owe us a big one!!

  • 4

    We could get “out coached” this week end.

  • 5

    @ Ashley:
    I agree, he has a very high work rate. But his game has been off recently. I hope he sorts this out.

  • 6

    Defensive structures, defensive structures, defensive structures.


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