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Alan Jones: “I would drop Bernard Foley” – Alan discusses the state of the Wallabies

Australia’s calamitous lineout display was at the heart of their second-half Sydney meltdown against the All Blacks, lock Adam Coleman says.

Of all the Wallabies’ failings in their 38-13 opening Bledisloe Cup loss, their annihilation at lineout time was most glaring. It left Coleman and his forward colleagues with their pride dented and a desire to get it right at Eden Park on Saturday.

Seven lost throws is nearly unheard of at Test level and the tough Melbourne Rebels second-rower said it handed victory to the world champions on a platter after Australia held sway in the first half-hour.

Coleman wouldn’t go into details about the Wallabies’ shortcomings but said it wasn’t hard to assess the damage done by their faltering set piece as the Test unfolded.

It has been 32 years since a Bledisloe Cup win and the last coach to get them the win was Macquarie Media’s top broadcaster Alan Jones.

“I would drop Bernard Foley. The ball is the bank. You can’t just be kicking it away. He’s not threatening the line. Kurtley Beale is the best five eighth in Australia” – Alan said when speaking with Mark Levy and Mark Riddell on Macquarie Sport Radio Breakfast.

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