Weekend Witness - - Sport -

SYD­NEY — Wal­la­bies coach Ewen McKen­zie said yes­ter­day that the at­ti­tude of play­ers as much as form will help him de­cide the make­up of his team as he plots a course to­wards next year’s World Cup.

McKen­zie said the de­sire to wear the gold jersey and pro­fes­sion­al­ism would be ma­jor fac­tors in weigh­ing up con­tenders ahead of June’s three­Test home se­ries against France.

The coach said he was pleased with the com­pe­ti­tion for po­si­tions and form of Aus­tralia’s fran­chises in this sea­son’s Su­per Rugby, but he added that con­sis­tency was key for play­ers on and off the field.

“The at­ti­tu­di­nal side — the right mind­set and right be­hav­iours — are a re­ally im­por­tant part of the make up for me,” McKen­zie told the Aus­tralian As­so­ci­ated Press.

“I’m ac­tu­ally look­ing for con­sis­tency, and the tech­ni­cal ex­e­cu­tion and be­hav­iour and all those things are in the pot.” — Sapa­AFP.

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