Wallabies halfback Tate McDermott has described his squad arsenic "pretty soft" successful the aftermath of different Bledisloe Cup battering astatine the hands of the All Blacks.
Australia was blown distant 38-21 astatine Perth's Optus Stadium this afternoon arsenic New Zealand completed a 3-0 trans-Tasman cleanable expanse and rocketed to the apical of the Rugby Championship standings aft 2 rounds.
McDermott has been 1 of the fewer Wallabies agleam lights passim the series, establishing himself arsenic a genuine Test starter.
But the Reds sparkplug was successful nary temper to speech up his ain show arsenic helium spoke with Stan Sport post-match.
"It's truthful disappointing, frustrating I conjecture from our constituent of view," McDermott said.
"It's groundhog day. Every clip we accidental we're going to bash thing we don't bash it.
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"We're beauteous brushed astatine the infinitesimal and that's the honorable appraisal of it.
"We'll prime the small positives we tin retired of that but we've got to get backmost connected the equine due to the fact that it's lone going to get tougher against South Africa from here.
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The Wallabies person the vantage of hosting the remainder of the Rugby Championship successful Queensland arsenic coronavirus complications forced a docket reshuffle.
Winless aft 2 games of the four-team competition, Dave Rennie's broadside present hole for adjacent Sunday's clash with the satellite champion Springboks connected the Gold Coast.
McDermott was asked however the Wallabies could harden up arsenic the brutal Boks prevarication successful wait.
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"We've got to conscionable support looking astatine ourselves successful the mirror," McDermott said.
"We've got to support pointing astatine ourselves and being honorable with our reviews.
"It's nary casual fix. We've got to beryllium better, it's arsenic elemental arsenic that...
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"We're astir apt the astir frustrating squad to follow.
"So to each Australian instrumentality sitting down the couch, we convey you for your enactment and we're going to person to get backmost connected the equine and get a bully show for you.