Rennie admits Wallabies ‘long way’ off All Blacks after Sydney thrashing


Wallabies coach Dave Rennie looks dejected after their Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on 31 October 2020.


Wallabies coach Dave Rennie appears to be like dejected after their Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on 31 October 2020.

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie admitted his workforce have been “a good distance off” the All Blacks’ stage on Saturday, however stated it was early days as he works to rebuild forward of the following World Cup.

Sloppy Australia have been outplayed in all departments in a 43-5 hammering by Ian Foster’s rampant New Zealand, who have been at their ruthless greatest in Sydney as they exploited the Wallabies’ errors.

Though Rennie’s workforce reduce down on missed tackles, they conceded 17 turnovers, which value them dearly, and managed solely two clear breaks as New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup for an 18th straight yr with one recreation nonetheless to go.

“You may’t flip over the ball as a lot as we do, it places a variety of stress on us defensively,” he stated.

“However you have to give them credit score, they have been actually sharp, actually scientific, their skill-set was excellent in these (moist) situations.

“They’d a very sensible kicking recreation that they carried out effectively,” he added. “I believed they have been top-notch. We have been a good distance off tonight and that’s mirrored within the rating.”

Rennie’s facet is younger and he blooded new gamers like Noah Lolesio and Irae Simone, however he refused to make use of inexperience as an excuse.

“For 20 minutes (in the beginning of the second half) we truly performed fairly effectively, we truly defended effectively,” he stated.

“However 20 minutes of aggressive footy is nowhere close to sufficient to chop it with the All Blacks.”

Rennie, himself a New Zealander, has solely been in cost for 3 video games after taking up from Michael Cheika following their disappointing early exit from the World Cup final yr in Japan.

Hopes have been excessive that they had turned a nook after a tense 16-16 attract Wellington this month, however their frailties have been uncovered the next week in Auckland.

And defeat in Sydney confirmed there may be loads of work to do.

“We’re 5 to 6 weeks right into a four-year marketing campaign,” Rennie stated.

“I need to admit the primary recreation in Wellington I used to be nervous about an All Blacks efficiency that may discover us beneath stress. However we had a variety of character that evening.

“We simply have to hold working arduous, we expect we have some good children coming by means of.

“We have to reply instantly and you will see that subsequent week.”



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