No 8 Richard Brown says the Wallabies are working on their discipline issues ahead of their match against the All Blacks on Saturday.
After two losses, 28 penalties and three yellow cards, Brown told the Australian media that the Wallabies coaching staff have taken action.
‘The coaches got a bunch of us to address the team to put a few pointers up for what we could do to solve that discipline area,’ he said. ‘We defend very well as a team but it’s just at that defensive ruck area that we’re giving away those penalties.
The eighthman still believes that the Wallabies pack will be as aggressive as before, but he’s wary of making the same mistake after his first yellow card against the Springboks in Cape Town.
‘You always want to go out there and play 100 % it’s not one day 90% and one day 100, it’s full tilt every day.
‘The yellow card was hard to swallow because it’s the first one that I’ve received. Normally I try and keep away from that chair, but it’s something that I’ll give a quick thought to and I’ll be more aware of depending on what part of the field we’re in.’
Lock James Horwill added that good discipline will be a crucial to secure a win against the All Blacks.
‘The team knows with the discipline, especially with the good kickers that the All Blacks have, that we need to make sure that we’re right on our game and don’t give away any silly penalties.
‘We can’t continue the way we have been with giving away penalties and letting teams off the hook, so we need to make sure that we assess it as a team and also on an individual basis to make sure players are taking responsibility for not giving away silly penalties.’