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THE Wallabies have been warned that they will have to step up another gear if they are to beat South Africa for a second time in a matter of weeks on Saturday.The Aussies beat the Springboks 16-9 in Perth last month. But coach Robbie Deans says that will count for nothing now his side has a tough assignment playing the first of two Tri-Nations games against the Boks in their backyard.And Deans is worried that New Zealand's historic 19-0 win against the Springboks in Cape Town on Saturday night was the worst possible result for the Wallabies.
"Without a doubt, the Springboks won't want to suffer again at home," said Deans. "It's hard for the Springboks now to win (the tournament), but hence their likely response," said Deans."They are world champions and there is no way they will be excited about contemplating another loss. "You can't hide. It will be a great opportunity coming at the end of the week. It will only be what we make of it." The All Blacks are on 14 points with one game to go, while the Wallabies are on nine points with three matches in hand. The Springboks now need a miracle to win overall after failing to collect even a bonus point against the All Blacks last weekend. But New Zealand assistant coach Steve Hansen is also backing the Boks to bounce back. "I have no doubt they will be up for it in Durban. After Durban it will be Johannesburg and that's a happy hunting ground for them," said Hansen.Underfire coach Peter de Villiers knows his side need to improve to get their Tri-Nations campaign back on track.
"There's a few things we need to work on, you always need to do some soul searching when you play like this," said De Villiers. "Physically, and all our other attributes - we're there. We just need to change our mindsets."
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