Why Wallabies coach can grin after sloppy win

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Dave Rennie volition beryllium a blessed manager this week contempt the sloppy quality of Australia's 23-21 triumph implicit a second-string France astatine Suncorp Stadium.

That's the verdict of All Blacks large Andrew Mehrtens aft watching Les Bleus capitulate aft starring 15-0 aboriginal connected successful the archetypal of 3 Tests connected Wednesday night.

It was lone Rennie's 2nd triumph arsenic Wallabies manager since taking the reins past twelvemonth and Mehrtens reckoned it near him successful that saccharine spot that perfectionist mentors crave.

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Coach Dave Rennie and Michael Hooper of the Wallabies talk aft beating France. (Getty)

"It's astir a cleanable effect for him," Mehrtens said connected Stan Sport.

"There's plentifulness to enactment on, I don't deliberation immoderate of the players are going to beryllium getting up of themselves and reasoning they're satellite champions aft that.

"But overmuch amended moving connected that aft a triumph and a small spot of assurance and you tin truly look analytically astir what went on.

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"As the French volition beryllium doing that arsenic well.

"He prides himself connected that up-front enactment arsenic good and I deliberation the scrum volition person been precise satisfying for him."

The 2 teams present absorption connected betterment up of Tuesday's rematch successful Melbourne arsenic France to support the bid live by posting their archetypal triumph successful Australia since 1990.

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France stun Wallabies early

The Wallabies looked similar they had been the squad stuck successful edifice quarantine aboriginal connected arsenic France winger Gabin Villiere struck doubly to rattle the hosts.

The full archetypal fractional was beauteous mediocre from an Australian position but with Michael Hooper astatine the tiller they got amended the longer the lucifer wore on.

Perhaps understandable successful the archetypal outing of 2021.

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"We made it hard work, didn't we?

"Gave them a steadfast pb to commencement with and we fought our mode backmost in," Rennie said.

"We've conscionable got to beryllium a small spot much objective and close and we astir apt bombed a fewer opportunities late. But blessed to get determination successful the end."

Romain Taofifenua of France scuffles with James Slipper of the Wallabies. (Getty)

Rennie said composure was the cardinal connection of his halftime speech arsenic the Wallabies tried to support possession and punish the sick disciplined tourists.

He was besides thrilled for his 3 debutants disconnected the bench.

"Really blessed for them, I thought Darcy had a truly large interaction erstwhile helium came on," Rennie said.

Darcy Swain of the Wallabies astatine Suncorp Stadium. (Getty)

"Lachie (Lonergan), he's going to beryllium a truly bully hooker for america long-term.

"Andrew Kellaway was fractional a metre distant from possibly grabbing a effort with his archetypal touch.

"It's bully for them and a arrogant infinitesimal for them and their families."

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