8 Aug 2011

Deans still can't Wallabies Eden Park effort

5:44 pm on 8 August 2011

Even with 26 hours to kill on the long haul to South Africa, Wallabies coach Robbie Deans wasn't able to bring himself to watch a replay of his side's 30-14 Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks.

The battered and bleary-eyed Wallabies have arrived in Durban, desperate to get their Tri Nations campaign back on track with a win over the new-look Springboks in Durban at the weekend.

Deans normally uses his travel time to review the Wallabies' previous outing, but he wasn't in a rush to relive the Saturday's loss at Eden Park saying he's only started reviewing things.

Prop Benn Alexander agrees with Deans' assertion they may have got ahead of themselves following the 39-20 win over the Springboks in Sydney last month.

He says the weekend's result shows the Wallabies still have plenty of work to do if they want to consider themselves genuine Tri Nations and World Cup contenders.

The Wallabies will play full strength Springbok side this weekend with coach Peter de Villiers recalling his frontline players after leaving them out of the opening two Tri Nations Tests in New Zealand and Australia.