Recent controversy surrounding the Wallabies has cast doubt they’ll emerge as winners against the All Blacks this Saturday.
The team says they’re focusing on a united game play.front
Caitlin Parker reports.
The Wallabies are determined to stay strong in the face of adversity, for their match this weekend against the New Zealand All Blacks.
The players have faced a rough season so far with many losses and injuries plaguing the team.
Vice-Captain Adam Ashley-Cooper remains positive the team will pull together before this weekend’s match.
He said a team ‘honesty session’ yesterday had helped iron out any lingering issues.
Adam Ashley Cooper, Wallabies Vice Captain: “We all addressed each other with ideas how to improve ourselves, improve the team and how we go about this week to beating the All Blacks. Because that’s, at the end of the day our main objective is to win this weekend, against the number one team in the world.”
The Wallabies are also at the centre of controversy off-field their business manager Di Patston quit her position last week after a shouting match with fly-backer Kurtley Beale. He allegedly sent inappropriate text messages to Di and his fellow team mates.
Beale is set to face a Code of Conduct tribunal next week.
Despite Beale’s actions, he’s got the support of Wallabies Captain Michael Hooper and Ashley-Cooper.
Adam Ashley-Cooper, Wallabies Vice Captain: “I’d love for him to stay within Australian Rugby Union. One, because he’s a great bloke and two, because he’s an extremely talented football player.”
The Wallabies will face off against the All Blacks on Saturday night at Suncorp.
Caitlin Parker, QUT News.