Wallabies coach accepts backlash after win

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Wallabies manager Dave Rennie says his side's archetypal Test show successful Brisbane was "substandard" contempt it resulting successful conscionable the 2nd triumph of his tenure.

A severely understrength France would person won if they had conscionable kicked the shot retired aft the siren but the combined efforts of Darcy Swain, Taniela Tupou and Tate McDermott helped unit the decisive turnover successful Australia's 23-21 Houdini act.

"It was a comic feeling aft the crippled due to the fact that we were frustrated," a straight-shooting Rennie told reporters after making conscionable 1 alteration to his squad for Tuesday's 2nd Test successful Melbourne.

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Coach Dave Rennie of the Wallabies speaks during a property league astatine Suncorp Stadium. (Getty)

The Kiwi manager was unfazed and mostly unaware of outer disapproval from media and fans.

"I've ne'er excessively acrophobic astir absorption outside… you've got to bull it connected the chin, it was a substandard performance," Rennie said.

"Our velocity into interaction enactment has got to beryllium amended and we've got to beryllium brutal astir that."

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Sunday's squad announcement marks the archetypal clip that Rennie has named the aforesaid 23 players for backmost to backmost Tests.

"We conscionable deliberation there's much successful this radical and wanted to springiness them different crack," REnnie said.

"Confident that we'll beryllium sharper this time. A deficiency of accuracy and a deficiency of continuity affected our quality to enactment the French nether pressure."

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Tupou for Allan Alaalatoa astatine tighthead prop was the lone alteration to the starting lineup.

Rennie said Tupou was "outstanding" disconnected the seat astatine Suncorp Stadium and deserved an accidental to start, contempt Alaalatoa's enactment ethic being "phenomenal."

He added that halfback Jake Gordon was disappointed with his archetypal Test show and that "his halfway skills weren't arsenic crisp arsenic they usually are."

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"He missed immoderate opportunities to tally which is simply a large portion of his crippled but we've got a batch of assurance successful him and helium deserves different crack," Rennie said.

"With tiring defences, Tate is perfectly lethal."

Five-eighth James O'Connor (groin) had been cleared for enactment but Rennie said helium was underdone aft missing the extremity of Super Rugby trans-Tasman.

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With specified a choky turnaround earlier Saturday's 3rd Test successful Brisbane, the manager added that changes were guaranteed.

Rennie feels his squad is amended conditioned than France.

"At times I thought we were truly conservative, kicked shot into interaction which lone slows the crippled down and gives them an accidental to regroup," Rennie said.

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"We did much than capable to triumph good but we've got to beryllium acold much clinical.

"We privation to find writer and footwear smart… beryllium affirmative successful however we footwear and look for opportunities."

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