Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper says his side is determined to finally add some silverware to the “closet” as Australia look to take out the Tri-Nations tournament.
The equation for the Wallabies is simple: Defeat Argentina tonight in Newcastle and then again at Bankwest Stadium next Saturday and the Tri-Nations trophy is theirs after the All Blacks were stunned by the Pumas last week.
Hooper said his Wallabies are hungry to “grow” and are looking to redeem themselves after missing out on the Bledisloe Cup.
Australia last won the Rugby Championship, which this year has been changed to the Tri-Nations series due to South Africa not appearing, back in 2015.
“We want to grow as a team and be a consistent team, and with that we make no bones that we want to put some silverware in our closet again,” Hooper said.
“To do that we need to build some solid performances and (coach) Dave (Rennie) talks a lot about that every day, so that’s reflected in our training.
“That’s the focus for us, talk about that day by day and what that builds are good outcomes and good results. It keeps you moving forward at a consistent rate.
“You have to talk about the end goal which is holding up some silverware.
“We’re clear on what we’re trying to achieve. The pressure is on for us to want to be able to do that.
“We had the Bledisloe Cup (before the Tri-Nations) and it’s unfortunate we weren’t able to hold that up this year.”