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The boys are really tight - Lealiifano

09th September 2013 07:00

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Christian Lealiifano beating a man for Wallabies

Keeping positive: Lealifano

Australia back Christian Lealiifano has revealed that the team remain unified despite three straight losses under new head coach Ewen McKenzie.

Their 38-12 defeat to South Africa at the weekend was Australia's fourth defeat in a row and the third since McKenzie took over from Robbie Deans.

The pressure is now building ahead of Saturday's Test against Argentina in Perth which could decide the destination of this year's wooden spoon in the southern hemisphere tournament.

Australia have not lost to the Pumas since 1997 in Buenos Aires and inside centre Lealiifano said the team remained upbeat despite their disastrous start to the Rugby Championship.

"The boys are really tight," Lealiifano told reporters.

"It's tough when you're not getting the results. Everyone sort of looks back on the team culture and thinks that it might take a bit of a hit.

"But the boys are really sticking tight and not much is fazing us. We've just got to look after our own game and hopefully produce the results."

Both the Wallabies and Argentina have yet to win in this year's four-nation series, although the Pumas have a bonus point to relegate Australia to last spot at the halfway stage.

Under McKenzie, the Wallabies have conceded a total of twelve tries in three games.

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