Wallabies practice moves away from prying eyes

by RUGBY.com.au staff

It’s just four days until the Qantas Wallabies face off against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship decider at ANZ Stadium, and Head Coach Michael Cheika isn't giving anything away, opting for a closed training session today at Moore Park.

“We just wanted to have a day where we could work on a few things that we want to keep to ourselves, and minimise distractions.” Cheika said.

“I wasn’t too happy with yesterday’s session and I wanted to get the team concentrating on having a really good day. At the start of the week we said everyday, improve a little bit.“

Michael Cheika is well renowned for his physical training sessions, as well as his ability to bring the best out of his players on game day.

The Qantas Wallabies haven’t held the Bledisloe Cup since 2002, and will go head to head with an All Blacks team that has won 25 of their last 31 against the Wallabies.

"I don't enjoy being the underdog, I just think that's what we are.

The promising sign for Michael Cheika and the Wallabies will be their recent history. Although unable to register a victory against the kiwi side in 2014, a draw in Sydney and a one point loss in the dying seconds in Brisbane will give the Wallabies some confidence heading into Saturday.

"If I look back to last year's series Australia had two very close games and one very poor game,"

We have got be more consistent, that's the message. More consistent in our play, and therefore our results." he said

With the 23-man Wallabies team set to be named on Thursday, there are still many unanswered questions.

Will Pocock and Hooper start for the Wallabies?

Who will wear the number 12 jersey?

"I haven't decided yet. I have obviously used them (Pocock & Hooper) together off the bench, and we have Wycliff Palu back this week so that's another possibility for us." Cheika said.

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