Rugby Championship

Wallabies defence coach defends his position

2017-08-21 15:19
Nathan Grey (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey has defended his position and claims his plans will come together if the men on the field implement them efficiently.

Grey has had plenty of negativity directed towards him from the Australian rugby community after Saturday's 54-34 defeat at the hands of the All Blacks.

Australia missed 48 tackles and conceded more points than they ever have against the All Blacks.

Grey lamented the performance and said he is "very confident" he and the rest of the coaching staff would turn things around.

"It stings, mate. It's not great. It's difficult," Grey told Yahoo! New Zealand.

"It is something we have to address and we are focused on looking for those solutions.

"We believe we have got them in terms of staying in the system and executing our tackle technique and doing that consistently."

Grey claimed last year that Australia's defensive problems would be "an easy fix" following their 42-8 loss to the All Blacks.

Since then, the Wallabies have conceded an average of 28 points in their last 19 Tests.

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