MICHAEL Cheika states Tatafu Polota-Nau’s late arrival from England experienced no bearing on the Wallabies’ surprising lineout functionality from the All Blacks.
Australia shed 7 of their have throws to reward New Zealand beneficial possession, and the Kiwis punished the property aspect at ANZ Stadium.
Polota-Nau was a shock starter at hooker acquiring joined camp at the start out of very last 7 days in Cessnock soon after a time in England.
“It’s not like he arrived currently, he’s been in this article for two months, experienced a lot of follow,” Cheika claimed.
“And it was not just him, it was Tolu (Latu) as properly, with the lineout mixtures.
“I assumed he basically did rather properly, very first video game of the time, he was correct in it.”
The Kiwis will surely focus on the lineout all over again subsequent Saturday in Auckland, and Cheika is hopeful but not selected it can be turned all around.
“We’ll discover out, will not we?” Cheika claimed.
“We require to. I get it, that is a definitely crucial difficulty that we require to kind out for possession, but it cannot be utilized as an justification since some times that is what transpires.
“We’ve bought to maintain coming back again there and placing our bodies on the line to protect, and get the ball back again an additional way, by turnover or intense defence.”
Cheika claimed his aspect require to toss in a lot faster in the next Bledisloe.
“Often with lineouts, when it goes like that, there is just one or two factors completely wrong in distinctive regions that accumulate into a bunch of them,” Cheika claimed.
“I assumed we ended up just a tiny little bit gradual to get established up and heading.
“They’re a fantastic defensive lineout, we gave them as well a lot prospect to get into the photo.”
Cheika claimed the quite a few scrum penalties specified from his aspect by referee Jaco Peyper ended up “a little bit weird”.
“The scrum was dropping to the floor, it could have been everyone, I never know why the phone calls went from us,” Cheika claimed.
Reserve tighthead prop Taniela Tupou, dominated out late of the Take a look at, is anticipated to get over his hamstring harm to perform at Eden Park.
Starting up prop Sekope Kepu endured a slash more than his eye but is also anticipated to be suit.