6 Jul 2013

Wallabies psych-up for Lions decider

4:41 pm on 6 July 2013

The Wallabies are privately using mental disintegration tactics, refusing to refer to the tourists as Lions and dubbing Warren Gatland's outfit "Wales".

Gatland's starting XV features 10 Welshman, but the Wallabies have beaten the Six Nations champions in eight straight Tests over the past two-and-a-half years.

The 2001 Wallabies referred to the Martin Johnson-led Lions as "England" before completing a come-from-behind 2-1 series victory.

After also losing to New Zealand in 2005 and South Africa in 2009, the Lions are now facing the grim prospect of suffering four straight series defeats for the first time in their 125-year history.