The Roar: Ah, the Wallabies. They giveth, and they taketh away. Often in the same match.
So it was again, for the fourth time this year, that a chronic lack of plan B proved their great undoing in the final match of the season. A little over a week ago, a 2016 record of eight wins-seven losses looked very possible, and there’s no doubting Wallabies fans would’ve been thrilled after the way the year started.
The sporadic signs of improvement over the back-half of the year would’ve genuinely pointed in the right direction with an 8 and 7 record, and though the Cook and Bledisloe Cups were long gone, the season would’ve finished in much better health than it started. Heck, even seven wins-either losses probably would’ve have been swallowed in time, for much the same reason.
But 6 and 9 doesn’t quite wash, does it?