2 Aug 2010

Wallabies halfback says ball control will be crucial

6:46 am on 2 August 2010

The Australian halfback Will Genia says the Wallabies must play smarter rugby if they're to avenge Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks when they meet in the second Bledisloe clash in Christchurch this weekend.

The Wallabies were outclassed 49-28 in Melbourne, with the All Blacks once again making their opposition pay dearly for not holding the pill, scoring several long range tries off turnover ball.

Genia says the Wallabies must control more of the possession at AMI Stadium on Saturday night or risk suffering a ninth straight defeat to their trans-tasman rivals.