Having only just managed to clinch consolation wins over Argentina, Australia’s 2013 Rugby Championship was far from the rousing success that Ewen McKenzie might have hoped for.
The Wallabies’ head coach will now have a better idea of where his side need to improve moving forward, but has close to no time in implementing such changes with a spring tour of Europe just around the corner.
There, the Southern Hemisphere giants will come up against England, Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, in that order, and are set to head back Down Under empty-handed, too.
A nation of such high rugby standing should undoubtedly hope for more, but alas, it just isn’t in the cards right now.
Read on to find out why.