Wales beat a strong Argentina outfit a couple of weeks ago before slipping to a first ever defeat to Georgia last weekend. And Wales captain Tipuric insists his side must learn to be more consistent if they are to improve looking ahead to the Rugby World Cup.
“It has been in the last year (about) the consistency to be contenders for the World Cup, you have to have that consistency to be up there with the best teams in the world and unfortunately we haven’t nailed that,” said the Ospreys openside.
“We know we’ve got a lot to work on as individuals and as a team. You can see the boys are hurting, especially the first couple of days, and the big job is to change that focus to Australia.
“There’s been many sleepless nights. We don’t go out there to play badly, and we all love playing for our country.
“It was one of those performances that you’re never going to forget in your life unfortunately. Monday morning you could see the camp was really quiet and everyone was disappointed.
“The bar has been raised over the last couple of years and that’s the way we want it to be.
“We’re here to perform and make sure that we keep pushing that bar as well and not letting it come back down.”
Tipuric also insists the players owe it to both head coach Wayne Pivac and the supporters to put in a very strong performance against Australia.
“Of course, our job is to perform out there and come away with a win,” he said. “You never take it for granted when you have the opportunity to play for Wales.
“You’re one of those kids watching when you were younger, you want Wales to do well and you’re (now) part of that. We want to go out there and give people entertainment value and make sure we have a W if possible.”
Extended highlights of the match between Wales and Australia in the Autumn Nations Series will be available on S4C on Saturday – 7.30pm