Score flattered Boks, says Knuckles
15 Jul 2006
Wallabies coach Knuckles Connolly landed another blow to the concussed Boks in Brisbane. He felt the score should have been bigger.
Connolly told the media that despite the 49-0 massacre he felt his team had left points on the field through some poor finishing and sloppiness.
The Wallabies scored six tries and were three times held up when crossing the line, but Connolly said the 49 should have had a bit more to it.
“We left points on the field and with better finishing and better option-taking we could have won by more,” said Connolly. “But the win has given us confidence for our next match against the All Blacks.
“We are happy and will have a good party tonight. But the next 14 days will be hard work. We can improve and we are not near our full potential.”
Connolly also said that the Wallabies were never concerned the Boks would batter them as the All Blacks had a week ago.
“We always felt we could stand our man and knew what we wanted to do. At halftime we had laid the platform and we just had to ensure we kept them on the back foot.”