Tokyo: Wallabies veteran Sekope Kepu has declared the All Blacks the ‘‘kings’’ of the little issues and urged Australia to embrace an identical perspective to their on a regular basis work in pursuit of a much-needed Check win this weekend.
Kepu will turn out to be the ninth Wallabies centurion within the third Bledisloe Cup conflict on Saturday and the primary Australian prop to achieve the milestone. As somebody who has performed in and in opposition to many nice Check groups, the Waratahs front-rower mentioned the Wallabies might be taught quite a bit from their arch rivals.
‘‘It’s not being tired of doing the identical issues again and again,’’ Kepu mentioned. ‘‘No matter’s working, preserve doing it and never altering every part. It hyperlinks in immediately with the consistency [issue]. Engaged on one thing at coaching and never letting it go as quickly because it’s finished properly. In opposition to New Zealand, they’re kings of that, they carry that each week in several facets of their recreation and that’s one thing that we aspire to do.’’
Kepu ought to know what works, having refined his routines and processes over a decade-long profession within the gold jersey. As of late he will get round in thick white compression socks to guard his ‘‘child cows’’ (his calves) – a tip from Queensland coach Brad Thorn – and he hasn’t touched a drink all yr. Even then he jokes he’s merely ‘‘hanging in there’’.
However the sacrifices, each sartorial and way of life, have been value it. Kepu performed one in every of his greatest seasons in a Waratahs jersey this yr and was a key cog within the Wallabies’ turnaround in Salta.