Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has cautioned a new-look France they will meet a sharper, faster Australia in the second Test on Tuesday after admitting their narrow win in the opening clash of the series was “substandard”.
An understrength Les Bleus should have clinched the first Test in Brisbane if only they had kicked the ball into touch after the final siren, but instead gifted Australia a turnover and ultimately a penalty under the posts to snatch the game 23-21.
“You’ve got to cop it on the chin. It was a substandard performance (last week), but I’m happy with the character we showed to fight our way back from 15-0 down and get a result in the end,” said Rennie.
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