Wallabies must be more disciplined against England, says Scott Fardy

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The Wallabies concede they must play smarter rugby to beat a rampant England and keep their Test series alive on Saturday in Melbourne. Australia opened the three-Test series with a 39-28 loss after being outmuscled and out-thought by the tourists, who claimed their first Test win at Suncorp Stadium.

Led by James Haskell and hard-running lock Maro Itoje, their dominance at the breakdown and set-piece was key, with the Wallabies not helping themselves with a 15-8 penalty count. The Australians also too often looked predictable as they tried to batter England’s steely defensive line rather than change up their tactics.

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