Wallabies head coach Robbie Deans backs his side against All Blacks in semi-final: Rugby News

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Wallabies head coach Robbie Deans backs his side against All Blacks in semi-final: Rugby News
Wallabies head coach, Robbie Deans, has backed up his side to face to still unbeaten All Blacks in the ongoing Rugby World Cup 2011. The coach told the media on October 10th that his squad is emerging into a much improved and organised side with every passing
Deans further claimed that his side has got a fair share of experience under its belt which would help them during their game on Sunday, October 16, at Eden Park, Auckland. The coach also hoped that his injured trio including Pat McCabe, Sekope Kepu and
Kurtley Beale will be available for the much anticipated match.
Wallabies sealed a controversial but exciting victory over Springboks in the third quarter-final of the global showpiece at Wellington on October 9. The match referee, Bryce Lawrence, is under fire for awarding the Wallabies a hot penalty kick during the
dying moments of the game which in the end proved the main difference between the sides.
Wallabies had played a subdued game in their group matches and lost one game to Ireland. Quade Cooper, their kicking specialist, found himself in hot water after missing a few opportunities in that particular match and ultimately was deprived of his role.
However, Wallabies made a good impression in the knock out stages and snatched victory from the Springboks. The Boks were well handled by Australia despite enjoying the greater part of ball possession.
Talking to reporters about the future line of actions for Wallabies, Deans said that, “You are watching a young group mature … we try to take the meaning out of every learning experience and I think that was evident on Sunday.”
The coach added that, “If you look at our experience against the Irish, I've got no doubt that if we had got through that encounter with relative ease we would have suffered [against South Africa] because we wouldn't have been as well prepared.”
A great contest is expected when the two best sides of the world All Blacks and Wallabies will be meeting in the second semi-final of RWC 2011.



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