Just days before playing the game for the second round of the Rugby Championship against New Zealand, Tate McDermott analyzed what Australia’s 57-22 loss was against the All Blacks for the opening day of the contest.
After granting 36 points in the second half, the Wallabies scrum half emphasized the mistakes made by his team and stated that “we reviewed what was wrong and the most frustrating part was our mistakes, our gifts in letting them return to the game. We weren’t good enough in the second game, in which we conceded 57 points. Calling ourselves a top-tier nation and doing that is pretty shameful.“.
On this, McDermott added: “It’s frustrating, because whoever sits in this chair says the same thing every time we play for the All Blacks. We need to cut that or we can’t hope to compete with the All Blacks“.