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Deans wants a smarter Australia


Robbie Deans

Robbie Deans

Robbie Deans

Australia coach Robbie Deans has urged his team to learn from mistakes made last weekend ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup-Tri Nations clash with New Zealand in Christchurch.

The All Blacks romped to a 49-28 victory at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne five days ago and Deans does not want his countrymen to be afforded such an easy ride this weekend.

Looking at last week's first Test between the rivals, he said: "Clearly if we are that inaccurate again then the experience will be similar. You can't give the All Blacks that amount of possession. We have got to maximise our continuity where we believe it serves us best."

He continued: "It's a game that suits them and they're conscious of that.

"They build confidence off the back of that but the possibilities are there for all teams. They've been the most successful at it to date."

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