THREE REASONS WHY AUSTRALIA WON’T WIN
They just don’t have a tight five to get the job done. If the World Cup was about which pack could make the best scones; or come up with a lovely colour scheme for curtains... then the Wallabies would walk away with it. But it’s actually about which pack can boot the crap out of the other one and that, sadly, is where the flower-loving Wallabies fall down.
They have a hot-head coach who can be brilliant but can also be a liability. The pressure might get a bit much for him and he is a bit random when he doesn’t get his own way.
They lack leadership. Michael Hooper is a great player and a good young man, but it doesn’t feel like he has the total support of those around him. Compare the experience and gravitas of the Wallaby leaders with the All Blacks...no contest.