Aussies happy as un­der­dogs

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

WAL­LA­ROOS coach Paul Ver­rell says all the pres­sure is on Ire­land, as Aus­tralia aims to main­tain their un­beaten Women’s’ Rugby World Cup record against the hosts in this morn­ing’s open­ing match of the tour­na­ment.

Ire­land are ranked fifth in the world, one place above Aus­tralia, who have em­braced the un­der­dog tag. Aus­tralia have won the only two pre­vi­ous World Cup clashes be­tween the na­tions.

“I think all the pres­sure is on them, they are the home na­tion host­ing the World Cup,” Ver­rell said. “( If) we’re in front head­ing into that last 10, 15 min­utes I think all the pres­sure is on them and that’s what we’re aim­ing to do.”

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