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Ioane remains relaxed
13 August 2012 14:47pm
By Westgate, Mike Brown
Ioane on the way to his last try
Digby Ioane insists he is not worried about his try-scoring drought.
But the electric wing insists he has no concerns ahead of Saturday's inaugural Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand.
"It's not all about scoring tries - it's all about team work setting up the tries and doing the hard yards," said Ioane.
"I don't even worry about scoring tries."
Ioane has scored nine tries in 25 Test for the Wallabies and reckons his work-rate often limits his opportunities to cross the whitewash.
"I'm somewhere in the rucks or looking for work and the ball comes out and I'm not even there (on the wing)," he added.
"I guess that's why the coaches like me being part of playing for the Wallabies, because I don't just sit on the wing.
"I try and boost up the forwards and lift them up and lift a game up."
Ioane has become one of the mostly highly-rated wings in the world game and will be one of the biggest threats to the Lions next year.
And after that he is eyeing the chance to play Sevens for Australia with the game reintroduced at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
"I'd love to play Sevens. I spoke to (Sevens coach Michael) O'Connor three years ago, but I never got the chance to play because I was busy with Super 14.
"I was meant to (play Sevens for Australia) back in the days when I was 19, but I didn't go due to injury, but I'd love to play Sevens.
"If it was to go to an Olympics, why not? I'd be happy."
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