After coming up with three straight defeats in the 2013 Rugby Championship, the Wallabies are looking to mount a comeback against Argentina on Saturday.
"We didn't control the ball and they were able to do some of the things they are good at. And you pay a price for that.” - Ewen Mckenzie
''Argentina have their own brand of rugby and they're very good at it, and they top it up with a very abrasive style, [being] very confrontational up front,'' McKenzie told The Sydney Morning Herald.
''There's a bit in the game, it's not an easy game at all but we look forward to it. I think it's the sort of game we need at the moment, we need a physical challenge to get ourselves right.''
The Australians were given handed a shellacking by New Zealand and South Africa by winning with a, generally, wide margin, whereas the Argentinians showed that they can put up a good fight in their last two games.
The Wallabies sees themselves as their own enemy because of crucial errors made by them in their past three games and build on their confidence.
They intend to focus more on what they can do, rather than to put their attention on what the other team can and will do.
''Right now winning is the most important thing for us, we'll circle the wagons a little bit and have a good look at that for next week, from a confidence point of view,'' McKenzie said.
"The ambition is good and the attitude is good but if you actually look at the games as they panned out, there's a moment of 10 minutes where we've basically let them off the hook."
''There's a football solution there but we need to tough those moments out as well. There's a trend there that we'll need to address.''
Limiting turnovers will be one of the major concerns for McKenzie and the Wallabies.
We've been consistent in one thing in the last three Tests, we've made more line breaks, we've made more broken tackles, we've run more metres, we've had more positive advantage line, speed of ball, we win all those categories every week [and] we kick less than our opponents,''
''But our turnover rate is too high, simple as that."
''In effect [their opponents] play less footy with the ball in hand and have less turnovers ... That's the frustrating part for me.''
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