Genia: 'I was responsible for 14 of Scotland's points'

Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia faces the hardest questions this week, but the entire playing group needs to find the answers immediately.

Genia had one of his worst games in recent memory, with two errors that led directly to Scotland’s opening tries, one an errant pass that led to Tatafu Polota-Nau throwing an intercept and the other a charge down that put Finn Russell over.

“I was responsible for 14 points there with a poor pass and a charge down which was quite big in terms of the result of the game. So, I take responsibility for that and it's obviously disappointing.”

The Wallabies will likely be ranked lower than Scotland when the World Rugby calculations are finalised overnight, but the way things stand, Genia said it wasn’t good enough to lose.

“We lost fair and square at the end of the day but being where we are ranked, we want to be beating teams that are below us and challenging those that are above us.

“I don't think that's disrespectful to say, I think that's just the truth.

He couldn’t though put his finger on why the Wallabies lacked "urgency" when Scotland had it in spades, showing an intent that Genia admitted should be automatic of any Test player.

“I think when you play for your country, you always have a point to prove. As soon as you put that jersey on, you want to go out there, you want to play well,” he said when asked whether Scotland might have had extra motivation against the Wallabies.

“You know who you're representing and you have a point to prove that you want to play well.”

“I don’t know [why we lacked urgency].

“I think individually we all have to go back and ask ourselves that question ,'Why aren't we starting games well, why aren’t we urgent from the get go?” and if we can find answers to that by being honest with ourselves, we'll come up with a solution.

“We lost fair and square at the end of the day but being where we are ranked, we want to be beating teams that are below us and challenging those that are above us.

“I don't think that's disrespectful to say, I think that's just the truth.

He couldn’t though put his finger on why the Wallabies lacked "urgency" when Scotland had it in spades, showing an intent that Genia admitted should be automatic of any Test player.

“I think when you play for your country, you always have a point to prove. As soon as you put that jersey on, you want to go out there, you want to play well,” he said when asked whether Scotland might have had extra motivation against the Wallabies.

“You know who you're representing and you have a point to prove that you want to play well.”

“I don’t know [why we lacked urgency].

“I think individually we all have to go back and ask ourselves that question ,'Why aren't we starting games well, why aren’t we urgent from the get go?” and if we can find answers to that by being honest with ourselves, we'll come up with a solution.    
Source: Rugby.com.au
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