Pocock: Boks will stand up

2011-07-24 16:20
David Pocock (AP)
J.J. Harmse

Sydney - The Wallabies won Saturday's Test against the Springboks because they dominated at the breakdowns, scrums and tackle situations.

That was the view of Wallaby captain, Rocky Elsom, who praised his team for the physical dominance they displayed over the Boks.

"There's only one scenario. The one team overpowers the other physically and they win the Test match. The other team comes second. We overpowered them," said Elsom.

Aussie coach, Robbie Deans was also highly impressed with their dominance from set play.

"We taught them a lesson in the scrums and that gave our backline momentum. We also defended much better than them," said Deans.

However, despite all the praise the Australians received, flank David Pocock did have some words of encouragement for the South Africans.

"They are a proud team and they will stand up against the All Blacks," said Pocock.

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