Cron confident Aussie U20s can turn things around ahead of World Cup

Australian U20s coach Simon Cron is confident his side can turn its fortunes around ahead of next month’s World Cup despite being thumped by New Zealand 43-6 on Saturday night. Australia defeated Samoa and Fiji in the opening two matches of the warm up tournament, but couldn’t match the Kiwi’s class in their final hit out. “It was a learning phase for the boys and there was a lot to cover and coach in that period but the result against New Zealand was obviously disappointing,” Cron said. “Our execution of basic skills was poor and that’s an area we need to fix in the next few days.” The squad will meet in Canberra today to finalise their preparations over the next week before flying to Georgia and Cron was happy to admit that there was still a lot of work to do. “We’ll do a lot of work on our catch and pass and our space and line running but also cohesiveness. The boys are still getting to know one another and learning how they play so we’ll work a lot more o
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