Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tough Roos Are a Bunch of Bruisers

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tough Roos Are a Bunch of Bruisers

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AUSSIE forward Matthew Scott says he and his teammates have faced a week of tough preparation ahead of today's World Cup final clash with old adversaries New Zealand.

Coach Tim Sheens and his assistant David Furner have put the Kangaroos through their paces in a bid to win back the trophy.

Scott said: "We have really knuckled down this week. We have been working a lot on our defence. We can't take the scoreline from our semi-final against Fiji into too much consideration.

"We have prepared really well and done our homework on the Kiwis and we plan to come out against them as strong as we can.

"It went pretty well against Fiji, we kept our defensive focus and to keep another team to nil was pretty good.

"The defence has been good throughout the tournament. We conceded a couple of easy tries against England early on but since then we spoke about improving in that area, and to our credit, we have. …

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