The Wallabies last night went down to an offensively inhibited Scotland, in what was one of the worst performances by an Australian sporting team ever witnessed. Australia have now won five games, drawn one and lost six out of their last twelve matches and to put it mildly, heads must roll.
It is bad enough that rugby is struggling to such an effect that the Australian public are just not interested in the game. Performances like this one though are likely to send rugby into sporting oblivion. Even rugby die-hards like myself can barely draw enough enthusiasm to watch this forgettable team.
Mentally this team is extremely weak and don't deserve the support of their rugby public. They obviously went into this match thinking they would win easily, yet they showed no real attacking belief.
Australia crossed the line four times to come away with only one try. Scotland to their credit did defend brilliantly, but to be realistic, should have lost by 40 points to this side.
Time and time again the Wallabies took the soft option of kicking for goal or even a ridiculous field goal attempt, instead of pushing for a try.
It took till the last two minutes for Australia to realise if they kept the ball in hand they would score, then Giteau missed a conversion any 14 year old could kick to put icing on a dreadful performance.
The Australian media will not accept this performance. Regardless of what happens against Wales, the wolves will be at the door when they return home. Robbie Deans has tried hard to mould this team, but its just not working.
Maybe they need to learn from the Rugby League Kangaroos, (who would probably thrash all the worlds best rugby teams at their own game), who back themselves and attack at all costs.
Whatever happens, better happen soon. Maybe Giteau should return to inside centre, maybe we should send out an SOS to Rod Mcqueen to come back and take over this team.
Heads must roll because this is unacceptable for any Australian team to put in performances this poor. Otherwise we may as well send our women's netball team to play rugby as they would probably put in a better performance than this team.