Dave Rennie eyes discipline in Scotland Murrayfield clash


From 9 Exams, Australia have conceded 124 penalties – a median of 13.78 per match. It’s two extra, on common, than their opponents (11.56 per match).

The Wallabies haven’t conceded fewer than 10 penalties in any Check this 12 months.

On simply two events — in opposition to England on the SCG and within the first Bledisloe Cup match in Melbourne — have the Wallabies’ opponents given away extra penalties.

As for yellow and crimson playing cards, Australia’s document doesn’t make for fairly studying both. The lads in gold have copped 11 yellow playing cards and one crimson card in 2022.

By comparability, their opponents have been proven eight yellow playing cards.

“[Discipline] is huge … significantly developing in opposition to these northern hemisphere sides,” McDermott stated. “They feed off subject place and for those who give away a penalty, you’re in your individual nook, you’re underneath the pump. We’re simply attempting to get that out of our sport. We perceive it’s not going to occur in a single day.”

Will probably be intriguing to see what type of sport the Wallabies implement. A winless spring tour final 12 months, which included defeats to Scotland, England and Wales, may have compelled a rethink with regards to technique.

Requested whether or not Australia could be audacious or conservative, McDermott instructed someplace within the center was the candy spot.

“I feel we’ve tried to vary right into a hybrid aspect — followers will in all probability hate to listen to this — the place we kick somewhat extra,” McDermott stated. “It’s not aimless kicking although.


“That’s been the most important criticism of Wallabies groups prior to now … that once we try to kick extra, it’s fairly aimless.

“For us we want to ensure we’re good. We’ve bought to guarantee that once we pull the set off, the chance is there and we execute it. We’ve bought to be good.”

Watch all of the motion from the Wallabies Spring Tour with each match streaming ad-free, dwell and on demand on Stan Sport. Kicks off this weekend with Japan v All Blacks (Saturday 4pm AEDT) and Scotland v Wallabies (Sunday 3.10am AEDT).

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