Wallabies and AllBlacks want accuracy
James Mortimer 04 Sep 2012 Getty Images
"I wasn't overly happy with our last performance," the unbeaten All Blacks coach said.
"I thought we played with great intensity and great purpose but we weren't very accurate. We probably ditched about six tries. If you're a coach, you don't want to miss any, let alone six."
"You still have to be happy with the result (Hansen's fifth win as All Blacks coach)."
"But our accuracy wasn't where it needs to be."
Deans, who has still to record the Wallabies first win in The Investec Rugby Championship, said his troops needed to convert the rare chances that presented themselves in the arena of test rugby.
“The difference between Super Rugby and tests is essentially accuracy," the former Crusaders coach said.
"You get one shot. If you miss it, is too late and your opponent seizes the advantage and you are chasing the game."
The Wallabies mentor, looking for his 37th win in his 63rd test, knew that the All Blacks dominance in moving forward was a key to winning at rugby's highest table.
“You have to get on the front foot," the 2011 Tri-Nations winning coach remarked.
"We weren’t able to do that consistently in our last two outings (against the All Blacks). South Africa would have observed that and they will have plans of their own to deny us the momentum we are looking for.”
Deans also felt the Springboks offered the same multi-faceted threat that the All Blacks presented in Sydney and Auckland.
“In test rugby you have to take them (the Springboks) on everywhere," Deans said.
"You can’t just attempt to take them on in one area and think that you are going to be able to prevail. To just have a lateral approach wouldn’t cut it. You have got to win some of the early contests and contacts in order to be able to attack successfully.”
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