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Polota-Nau warns England

 Nov 13,2012
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

Australia hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has declared that the Wallabies will "dominate" England's scrum in Saturday's clash at Twickenham.

The Wallabies were second best in all departments against France in Paris last weekend, struggling up front against a French pack that included two news caps in Yannick Forestier and Jocelino Suta.

England were unsurprisingly dominant against Fiji at Twickenham but also impressed with their scrummaging during the Six Nations earlier this year. Polota-Nau though is confident that Australia can replicate previous victories against England and will come out on top this Saturday.

"We are confident we can dominate the English scrum. We have got it right in previous games, we just have to revisit where we were strong and concentrate on that," said Polota-Nau.

"We like to keep our game consistent but Saturday night was our fault. We just have to stick to what we know.

"The collision is one area that we want to dominate because the team that does gets the benefit of go forward ball.

"We are feeling good. The French game is gone and there is a new challenge ahead and everyone is keen to get back out on the pitch.

"My opinion is that if the forwards are good, that is the only way you are going to win a Test.

"It is more about mental preparation for us. We know we have got it, but we just have to make sure that mentally we are right so we can do the physical stuff."

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