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Palu: Aust to broaden attack

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

FLORENCE, Italy - Wallabies enforcer Wycliff Palu says the tourists are determined to show they can shed their maddening inconsistency when they play Italy this weekend.

The Wallabies were given a valuable lesson about the dangers of being one dimensional in attack when trounced 33-6 by France 10 days ago.

The French forwards pulverising them in defence and bamboozled them with angled running and short passing through the forwards.

It was a wake up call for the Australians, who bounced back from the defeat with a win over England at Twickenham.

No.8 Palu insists the Australians must continue to move the ball up the middle like they did against England. He says the Wallabies can't play safety-first rugby against Italy in Florence on Saturday (Sunday Fiji time) and must pick up where they left off in Twickenham.

The Wallabies have gone win, loss, draw, win and loss from their past five games.

"It's hard to build something if you keep going backwards every couple of weeks," Palu said.

"We're really working hard on trying to change things up a bit in attack and trying to create some stress for our opposition."


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