Saturday 25 March 2017

Deans needs to win in Italy

Australia coach Robbie Deans is confident his team will bounce back from their disappointing 35-18 loss to England when they face Italy in Florence today.

The Wallabies' predicament was compounded by their midweek 15-6 defeat to Munster.

"I'm looking for a better performance in terms of intensity. We were caught short by the English around the contact area," admitted Deans.

His side shows five changes from the Twickenham reverse, with Quade Cooper and Luke Burgess forming the half-back axis.

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