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Aussies wary of Steyn’s boot – Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore has stressed the need for discipline given the accuracy of Springbok goal-kicker Morne Steyn.
‘We have spoken about discipline being crucial, particularly in our own half, and even further out,’ Moore said. ‘He [Steyn] is a big threat because if we give away penalties he is just going to knock them over from everywhere so we have to be really disciplined.’
Moore said that the absence of 23 top players wouldn’t see the Boks struggling to compete with the Wallabies.
‘South Africa has enough depth that they can send a team without some of their top-line players and still be very competitive. I think it is a very strong side. Most of the guys are in good form and they’ve played well throughout Super Rugby. I think they are going to be a more than worthy Springbok side and they are going to be very tough and very physical and that’s the way I have read their selection.’
He added that the Wallabies had learned something from the defeat to Samoa, and that the Test against the Springboks would provide them with an opportunity to improve.
‘We need to improve because the South Africans will pose a good threat to us in that breakdown area. We need a mindset of being very aggressive in that area and having a good technique. Both of those things went missing last week and those are the things that we need to fix pretty quickly.’