Kurtley Beale (centre) on the attack against France.
Kurtley Beale says he's feeling frustrated by the
Wallabies' misfiring attack but believes things will improve
against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
Australia take on a desperate Welsh side in Cardiff on
Saturday having scored just two tries from three Tests on
their European tour and Beale says the Wallabies need to make
a statement in captain Nathan Sharpe's final match of a
Robbie Deans' side go into the clash having scored just one
try against Italy who were ranked No.11 in the world going
into the match in Florence, meaning they have just 14
five-pointers in as many Tests this year.
It's an alarming figure given the All Blacks have scored 47
tries in 13 Tests.
"We went out there with a good mentality of trying to throw
the ball around a bit," Beale said.
"Poor execution let us down. Passes down out in front and
that type of thing and that's frustrating.
"The mentality is there to attack but they put a lot of
pressure on us. I've been saying on this tour we're not going
to back down from trying to play attacking rugby and we won't
in Cardiff either."
Wales were dispatched 33-10 by the All Blacks but managed a
couple of second half tries, giving them 20 five-pointers
from 12 Tests this season.
The Rugby World Cup semi-finalists have lost their past six
Tests and desperately need to win.
If they beat the third-ranked Wallabies, they will book a
place in the second tier of teams seeded fifth to eighth for
next month's draw for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
But a loss would see them drop below eighth-ranked Samoa and
ninth-ranked Argentina and into the third tier of teams
ranked ninth to 12th, guaranteeing a tougher World Cup pool
The No.3-ranked Australians are guaranteed to keep their
top-four spot regardless of the result in Cardiff.
"We've got a big job to do in our last game of the tour we
want to finish well and make a statement and they'll be
looking to do the same in front their home crowd," he said.
One area Beale is keen to tidy up is his kicking after
gifting the Italian back three with some counter-attacking
opportunities in Florence.
"There was a few kicks from me that didn't go out and let
their fullback Andrea Masi get into the game and he played
really well. I have to improve on that," he said.
"Even though we were scrappy, we did win and we're very
pleased with the defensive effort and I'm proud of the
character we showed."
Italy jump one place in the latest world rankings to No.10,
with Scotland dropping two places to No.12 following their
loss to 21-15 to Tonga who leapfrogged the Scots.