Australia coach Robbie Deans expecting fired-up Scotland side


Australia coach Robbie Deans is expecting a fired-up Scotland side when they face off next month.

Deans' Wallabies are hosting their Scottish counterparts in Newcastle on June 5, and the former New Zealand international said he was not under-estimating a Scotland team who endured a poor Six Nations campaign.

Andy Robinson's men went winless through five matches earlier this year.

"While Scotland is coming off a disappointing Six Nations, they are a team that has traditionally punched above their weight internationally, especially when under-rated," Deans said.

"We experienced that three years ago in Edinburgh (Australia lost 9-8) and will not be taking for granted the threat that they pose."

Deans will name his starting XV and replacements on June 3, to allow selectors to weigh up any injury concerns out of the Super Rugby action that weekend.