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Matt Toomua warned Michael Cheik about making too many changes to the test, which must be successful in Italy.
Matt Toomua is in Wallabies' starting memory but questions the need for wholesale changes and admits that Australia has to choose its best side for what it says is necessary to win against Italy with Wallabies again at their lowest point 7 world.
Although Italy is in 13th place, Toomua says Wallabies must show Azzurri a tremendous respect by choosing his strongest team, even though the blood of younger players was discussed after a 9-6 loss in Wales, Cardiff.
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"We have to win, we do not think," Toomua said. "We have to pay tribute to Italy as a team that we know can upset many teams, and a few years ago we were back in Australia, so I do not think going with big changes would be the smartest tactic.
"We've lost a couple of slides that could be choices that are forced on form, rather than just boys who want to go." "It will be necessary to win the game and win well and we get a little to England.
"Cheik could have a bigger look from the perspective of some guys here and there, but I think we have to win a special deal at the weekend."
While Toomua eventually called Cheik into his hand, he photographed an interesting picture from an older player. The accumulation of points against Italy is very achievable, and for those who did not record a single attempt against Wales, many believe that the chance to gain confidence in a huge encounter against England is too good a chance to retreat.
"England is a pretty good example," Toomua said. "They have won 16 or something on a trot, and then suddenly have lost a lot on their trot, I think at this level they are such fine margins and you need dynamism, you need confidence, you need faith, and that comes from the show, so it's likely we probably need it and we need to build some momentum, be it defense or attack. "
Interestingly, Toomu's pure focus on winning contrasts with Cheik's mantra over the past few years. Of course, victory is extremely important and Cheika has always said it, but coach Wallabies has regularly talked about how processes are more important than results.
World Rugby also announced its latest rating and reports are not good for Australia. Scottish victories 54-17 in Fiji brought them back to No. 6 in the world – where they were ahead of November international players – while Wallabies dropped to seventh.
Less than a year from the World Cup it is hardly reassuring to see Wallabies in the lowest order since 2003, when the new World Rugby formula appeared in the world.
"Nobody wants to be part of this team who will lose the first game to Wales for a long and long time," Toomua said. "The nature of the game that is so tight and is literally on the edge of the knife, especially in the last 20 to 30 years [minutes] … it's probably harder.
"This year, we obviously had few losses on the back, so it's a little frustrating."
Wallabies are losing to Wales in a test-free trial at Cardiff as their painful season continues.
Whether Toomua replaces Bernard Foley or Kurtle Beale is unclear, but the 28-year-old has repeated that his favorite position is the fifteenth.
"I played most of my rugby when I was young at ten, so I probably prefer 10 but in Wallaby we are so happy that 12 is very interchangeable," said Toomua. "You see Kurtley's coming first."