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Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has to go because he’s "destroyed Australian rugby", Australian Test legend David Campese said after the side’s humiliating 33-6 defeat to France and ahead of Saturday’s clash with England.

Former try-scoring machine Campese told The Telegraph it would almost be better for the English to win at Twickenham, as a Wallabies win would prolong New Zealander Deans’ tenure as coach.

"Deans has destroyed Australian rugby and I want him to go," Campese said.

"We've got a team at the moment that can't catch and can't pass.

"Wallaby teams in the past were never like this. Anyone who knows anything about Australian rugby knows what it's famous for - loops, angles, switches, counter-attack, creative play. Where's all that gone? We can't even pass properly.

"I just want him to go. He's the worst thing that has ever happened to Australian rugby."

The Wallabies are averaging one try a match for their 12 showings so far in 2012.

Deans said the weekend’s thrashing from France was ''inexcusable” and “out of character” for his side.

 ''We've had to overcome some pretty big hurdles, things also haven't been perfect either,'' he said, in reference to the team’s injury woes which have highlighted a lack of depth in the Wallabies squad. ''Last week's performance was poor, we're making no excuses about that.''

''The team's also shown a lot of character along the way and that's where last week's performance was out of character, inexcusable. We've got to get on with it and address it.''


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Campese: Wallabies coach Deans has 'destroyed Australian rugby and should be sacked'
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