Moore ready to hit reset

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by Beth Newman

Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has put 2015 behind him as the Wallabies Test season begins anew.

The dominance of Australia’s scrum in their World Cup win over England has dominated conversation this week but Moore said they had to start again.

“It’s a long time ago now,” he said.

“There’s - a lot has happened since then and we’ve got to reset the bar.

“We haven’t played together as a front row yet this year so this is our first opportunity to get out there and show what it means to us.

“We’ve worked hard on that part of the game as we did last year. We now how important it is in Test level.”

“I think we did a lot of work on that part of our game last year to get to a point but didn’t get what we wanted to,” he said.

The Wallabies are preparing for the first Test. Photo: ARU Media/Stu Walmsley“This is a new opportunity, it’s very much the 2016 team and different guys will take what they want from what the team last year did .

“We’ve got four debutants and it's their first opportunity to show what playing to the Wallabies means to them.

“We haven’t spoken to them about results or outcomes, talking about the process and malign sure we come together and a team .”

Moore made special mention of the four players making their Wallabies debuts on Saturday, reflecting a diversity the side values highly.

“It’s a special opportunity for those guys and they've worked very hard,” he said.

“If you look at those four guys they come from all different backgrounds and that’s really a big part of our identity and what we want to be about

“For me who’s been there for a while it’s very exciting to be able to share that moment with those guys to be able to play that first test for Australia.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing them out there tomorrow and being alongside them.”