Wallabies still believe in game plan

Bernard Foley says the Wallabies will stick to their structures against the Springboks in Brisbane on Saturday.

Australia are on a six-match losing streak, with defeat in the World Cup final to the All Blacks followed by a 3-0 series thrashing from England and two Bledisloe Cup losses.

However, the Wallabies will fancy their chances of beating the Boks, who have lost to Ireland and Argentina this year.

'Belief in what we're doing is going to pay off,' Foley told the Sydney Morning Herald. 'It's tough when you have those sort of losses but the belief is really true. We've had some pretty robust discussions in how we're playing and how we want to play.

'As disappointing as those games [against the All Blacks] were we have to keep persisting with what we want to do in the long run. We've learned a lot from those two weeks and it should put us in a good position going forward.

'It's always frustrating when you're not getting the results but we can't let that deter us or take away from the good work we're doing. We don't want to go out there and be second-guessing our decisions on the field, or not play our natural game. We're not trying to change too much.

'It's a shame all the hard work off the field hasn't transferred on to the field yet but I think we're only a week off.'

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