9 Aug 2011

Deans lays it on the line for his players

3:01 pm on 9 August 2011

Robbie Deans has told his humbled Wallabies they'll be playing for their World Cup lives in this weekend's Tri Nations test against South Africa in Durban.

Still smarting from Saturday's loss to the All Blacks, Deans says there are still a lot of conversations going on between himself and fellow selectors Jim Williams and David Nucifora, heading into Australia's last Test before a 30-man World Cup squad is announced next week.

Deans says the squad is by no means settled and players could play their way into or out of the squad in this weekend's test.