Wallabies out to break drought

SYDNEY – Wallabies vice captain James Slipper says the side is hopeful they can end a Cape Town winning drought in their upcoming Test against the Springboks — but admits New Zealand has pretty much got the Rugby Championship in the bag.

The team flew out of Sydney on Monday morning ahead of their two-match tour of South Africa and Argentina.

The Australian squad will line up against the Springboks on Saturday before playing the Pumas on October 4.

Before jetting off, Slipper said the tour was a chance for the Wallabies to regain the momentum they lost after their 51-20 walloping in Auckland last month.

“We’re pretty happy with the way were going but I think ever since that Auckland game we lost a bit of momentum,” he said.

“And (the Championship) probably is New Zealand’s to lose.

“In saying that they have to do this trip as well. It’s one of the tougher trips you can do as a rugby team.”

“To stand any chance of ending the Springboks’ dominance for 20 years the Wallabies would have to improve their physicality and defence,” he said.

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