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Audio: Wallabies optimistic ahead of first World Cup game (AM)
Australian coach John Connolly has warned his side to be careful of Japan's attacking qualities when the Wallabies start their World Cup campain in the French city of Lyon tonight.
But Connolly also refused to divulge how the two-time champions would play against the 'Brave Blossoms'.
"Probably their attack, they have got patience," said Connolly, who was part of the coaching team when Australia won the 1991 World Cup.
"They have got a rolling maul that can cause problems and they will have a go from anywhere."
(A Rolling Maul is when the attacking team takes the ball into a tackle with a plan to use their forwards to move the ball up the field while keeping possession safe.
The ball carrier will take the ball in, often with a team mate already ripping the ball off him, meaning the opposition can’t get at it. The attacking forwards then roll the maul by repeating this process while moving from the back of the maul to the side, where it forms again. This can be an effective way of using your forward strength to gain field position.
Tahs flanker Phil Waugh sets up a maul. Pic: Getty Images.
While evidence would suggest otherwise - Japan have a sole win from their previous five World Cups - Connolly suggested that the Wallabies also had to be careful.
"We have our own strategy, but we're not going to sit and talk about that here," said Connolly, who is no stranger to France, having coached Parisian side Stade Francais to the 2001 European Cup final where they lost to Leicester.
"It's been tough, our preparation. You're playing against guys you don't know very well at all," added Connolly.
Australia's inspirational skipper and centre Stirling Mortlock said he had no worries about their preparation.
"Everyone is in good form and a good state of mind," said Mortlock, who became an Australian hero when he scored the sole try in the 2003 semi-final win over bitter rivals New Zealand.
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