Wallabies halfback Will Genia has offered up a frank and honest assessment of his side’s performances ahead of a crucial clash against the Springboks, admitting that guys are just not doing their jobs on the field.
“I think the most disappointing thing has been at times during the games, individually we are not doing our jobs,” he claimed.
“It requires other blokes to cover other peoples’ jobs, and we get out of whack in terms of our shape defensively and when we have the ball.
A large focus for the group in training has been identifying responsibilities on the pitch.
“If we can concentrate on each individual doing their job, we will go a long way to fixing some of the problems.
Genia explained that the fans have every right to question what is going on following two heavy defeats at the hands of the All Blacks, but more importantly, the team as individuals ask those same questions.
“We had a good meeting on Sunday as far as answering some of those questions.
“The biggest thing for us, as I said, is that we just have guys who are — in moments during games — just not doing their jobs.
“Whether that is role clarity or knowledge in not understanding the detail, we are just trying to figure that out.”
With a host of experienced players still in the side, Genia still has confidence in what the side is trying to do.
“We’ve got full confidence and belief in what we are trying to do. It’s trying to do it, and that’s the question we have been asking ourselves the last couple weeks.
“It’s important that we go out there and put in a performance that we are proud of, but not just that, that the fans are proud of,” he said.
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