Six Wallaby lessons after their blades of glory

Yes. We won the Tri Nations in 2011. So we need to remember this year it doesn't mean as much. In fact, this year is even more clearly a warm up than 2011. It's one thing to pick slightly experimental sides, it's another to compromise in game tactics by following a timeline for substitutions no matter what.

22 Jul 2015
Six Wallaby lessons after their blades of glory

Thanks for the comments Rob G and Crash Ball2. I think securing the ruck on attack and getting ruck turnovers on defence are two different things. On attack it's the roll of the entire team to secure the ball. On defence there are clearer rolls around who will shadow the play looking to pounce for a turnover. They're both different skills too. The worst performance on the weekend was the entire team not securing their own ball on attack.

22 Jul 2015
Six Wallaby lessons after their blades of glory

Thanks mate. Yeah, 18 turnovers is a lot. Especially when they weren't playing the dropsies too much. There were so many ruck turnovers. I think the rucks will be the focus for the week. I'd guess Cheika has been working on the scrum for a while as a longer term plan.

22 Jul 2015
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