Posted: 8 June, 2012 by The Grill Team

Robbie Deans: What Went Wrong

Wallaby coach Robbie Deans has told Triple M rugby scheduling is not to blame for their shock loss to Scotland.

Tags: Robbie Deans, Wallabies, Scotland, Wales

Wallaby coach Robbie Deans has told Triple M rugby scheduling is not to blame for their shock loss to Scotland.

"It was pretty elementary what was required but we lacked the patience, looked at play too early instead of just working towards the posts and taking the three [points]," Deans told Triple M Brisbane.

The Wallaby coach admitted his team "can't help but play better than the Scotland game" when Australia play the first of three Tests against Wales in Brisbane on Saturday.

Robbie admitted the freezing 90km winds and driving rain in Newcastle were "difficult conditions" but described the last 30 minutes of Australian play as "anxious" and "over-conservative" making it easy for the Scots.

Much has been made of the tight scheduling between the end of the Super Rugby matches and the June test window however Robbie denied this was an issue. 

"The players would be telling you they much prefer to play than train," Robbie said adding "it's good to be back at Suncorp, the boys enjoy playing here."

Deans said Wales and Australia are very similar in terms of playing style and profile with both sides being playing "positive rugby."

"Both play with ambition in terms of using the width of the field and using the ball," Deans added.

Australia has won the last four matches against Wales however the last two times Wales beat Australia since 1991 have been the same years they were crowned Six Nations champions.

Interesting...

Is Robbie the right man for the job?

@theruckshow #AUSvWAL

Tags: Robbie Deans, Wallabies, Scotland, Wales

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