18 Aug 2009

Wallabies reckon lineout not badly broken

6:26 am on 18 August 2009

Wallabies stalwart Nathan Sharpe says some fine tuning should have Australia's lineout back on track and discipline problems have also been addressed for Saturday's Tri Nations Test against the All Blacks in Sydney.

Coach Robbie Deans targeted the lineout and discipline as the two problem areas for his team in their last start loss to the world champion Springboks in Cape Town.

Australia lost nine of their own lineout throws against the formidable Bok unit, but veteran jumper Sharpe says nothing drastic is needed to fix it.

New Zealand also struggled in the lineouts against South Africa and Sharpe was confident Australia could repeat its good showing against the All Blacks in that area from their opening loss in Auckland.