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Deans hails Wallaby defence

 Nov 17,2012
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

Australia coach Robbie Deans praised his side's defensive organisation after they defeated England at Twickenham.

Deans was pleased with his side's response after they were outclassed in Paris the weekend before, highlighting the character of his young squad.

"The boys had a lot of faith in the defensive line and I felt that showed," said Deans.

"It was a remarkable Test when you consider the intensity - there was no let up right up until the 80th minute.

"We've used a lot of players this year and the guys who have come in have responded to the opportunities handed their way. It was much better than last week [in Paris] and it had to be. The lads did it, not me.

"Winning doesn't come easily here at Twickenham."

Young Wallaby flanker Michael Hooper was named Man of the Match after an excellent performance, and was delighted that Australia showed how well they can perform after the humiliation in Paris.

"We're capable of doing that every week. We've been in this stage before bouncing back from a defeat and the boys just stuck together," said Hooper.

"These are the venues that you want to play at and I think everybody fed off that. Adam Ashley-Cooper told me in the week that you never forget your first time playing here, so it's great to get a win."

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