Webb not bothered by Wallabies hoodoo

Date published: November 2 2016

Although Wales have battled to beat Australia in recent years, the countries’ previous results will have little relevance when they meet in Cardiff on Saturday.

That was the word from Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb who said his side’s poor form against the Wallabies is not a hot topic of discussion in their ranks.

Wales have not beaten Australia since November 2008 with the Wallabies victorious in the last 11 Tests between these two countries.

“Obviously, there have been plenty of opportunities against Australia, but that’s for you guys (media) to talk about – the narrow losses,” said Webb.

“We certainly haven’t been thinking about it these last two weeks.

“We are just going to concentrate on ourselves. We have learnt from our tour to New Zealand (in June). We talked about what we needed to do better. We know what we need to do, and we know we need to play for 80 minutes.

“We are professional rugby players, and we want to play games to win. It’s all about winning. We are just concentrating on ourselves, and making sure we get our job done.”

The Ospreys number nine expects another tough encounter against the two-time world champions.

“They (Australia) have had their injuries, but they have got a lot of talent across the board,” added Webb.

“We know how dangerous they are.

“Some of the individuals they’ve got in their team, they can create stuff from wherever on the field.”