White wants improvement against ABs

Date published: August 9 2015

Wallabies matchwinner Nic White believes his team must improve if they want to regain the Bledisloe Cup in Auckland this weekend.

The scrum-half was Australia's hero when he came off the replacements bench with 15 minutes left on the clock in Sydney on Saturday, and scored 10 points in his side's 27-19 victory, via a try, penalty and conversion, over New Zealand.

White's contribution helped the Wallabies' win their first Rugby Championship title but, despite his heroics, he hailed the Wallabies' starting XV for laying the foundation to the win and warned that the job is not done as they bid to reclaim the Bledisloe Cup from the world champions.

"The guys set up the game for the bench to come on and finish," he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"I just can't give enough credit to those guys.

"It worked and it was good tonight but if we go over and deliver that same performance next week I don't think we'll break that hoodoo [at Eden Park]. 

"We're certainly going to have to be better and learn from our mistakes."

White's fine showing in Sydney erased memories of his previous performance against the All Blacks in Brisbane last year. 

The 25-year-old copped plenty of criticism after he kicked the ball in to touch in that game's dying moments, which allowed the All Blacks to win the line-out ball before scoring the matchwinning try.

"Good to get another chance, to redeem that," added White.

"It feels good at the moment."