Photographers capture Australian tactical sheets ahead of tomorrow's World Cup Final
Australian coach Michael Chieka led the final Wallaby training session before tomorrow's World Cup Final, but attentions have been focused on his tactical sheets which were picked up by photographers at the captain's run in Twickenham today.
Scrum coach Mario Ledesma also had tactical sheets in his possession during the captain's run today and photographers were able to zoom in to uncover some of the Wallaby tactics as they attempt to dethrone the reigning champions in London tomorrow.
With notes based around the kick-off strategy, defence and attack, it appears the Australians are aiming to "rattle" All Black number 8 Kieran Read and will be targeting wingers Nehe Milner-Skudder and Julien Savea aerially.
Whether it was simply purposeful move from the wily Cheika or a genuine oversight, it has ratcheted up the tensions as the two rivals gear up for battle on the biggest stage of them all.
Here is what the notes revealed:
Kickoff #5 and keep Poey [David Pocock] back (no Carter rage) (high as possible)
Kickoff receipt #4 Kieran Read (get him rattled)
Kick receipt shift off edge, forwards then snap to Snow or play
Own the air space, catch everything, chace everything, escort wingers!!!
Carter running right to left
Nonu steps back on the inside when linespeed against
Badge defence (Wednesday morning)
Turnover spark in attack and defence
Lineout attack gainline front foot speed. Expose Milner-Skudder and Savea under ball or in backfield
... with ball in hand, keep finding our shap. (Turnover kick long if space, or maintain...