Monye: Put faith in me to bounce back

UGO MONYE has told how a church blessing has helped him put last week&rsquo;s &ldquo;absolute stinker&rdquo; of a performance against Argentina behind him.<br /><br />The Harlequins back filled in as a makeshift full-back at Twickenham last Saturday but was horrendously exposed by the Pumas&rsquo; incessant kicking game.<br /><br />Committed Christian Monye was ultra-critical of his display and sought to gain strength from a service at his local church in west London last Sunday, ahead of this weekend&rsquo;s visit of New Zealand.<br /><br />Now, reverting back to his preferred position on the wing, the 26-year-old insists he is ready to bury the demons of his last display and is fully prepared for anything the All Blacks throw at him. <br /><br />&ldquo;I had an absolute stinker last weekend. It was probably the worst I have played in my whole career and I wanted to deal with it as quickly as possible,&rdquo; Monye said. &ldquo;I analysed the game on the Saturday night and I went to church on Sunday and that gave me strength. The service was all about healing &ndash; and I probably needed a bit of that on Sunday.<br /><br />&ldquo;Now I am confident, I have probably trained harder this week, I am more focused and I am happy to be on the wing this weekend. I am happy under the high ball, chasing and receiving. I think it is one of the strengths of my game. If New Zealand want to challenge me early in the game then I am happy for them to do that.&rdquo;<br /><br />Meanwhile, legendary All Black Dan Carter has pin-pointed fly-half Jonny Wilkinson as the biggest threat to his side tomorrow.<br /><br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve got so much respect for Jonny - he&rsquo;s a class player and is getting back to his best form,&rdquo; Carter said. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s the player we have identified who can really steer and direct the English around.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>RUGBY IN BRIEF<br /><br /></strong><strong>Welsh try drought a &lsquo;concern&rsquo;</strong><br />WALES: Shane Williams admits he is concerned by his side&rsquo;s lack of tries this autumn.<br /><br />Warren Gatland&rsquo;s side have touched down just once in their two November Tests against New Zealand and Samoa, and scored only two tries at their Millennium Stadium home all year.<br /><br />The Welsh will be looking to put that right when Argentina roll into Cardiff tomorrow, but Williams, Wales&rsquo; record try-scorer, admits he is a little worried by his side&rsquo;s inability to turn possession into points.<br /><br />&ldquo;It is a little bit of a concern, we are creating things but we're just not finishing off tries at the moment,&rdquo; he said.<br /><br />&ldquo;We haven&rsquo;t hit the panic button yet as we have players behind the scrum who score tries week in, week out for fun.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Hines looks to make history</strong><br />SCOTLAND: Australian-born lock Nathan Hines says Scotland are determined to re-write the history books against the Wallabies at Murrayfield tomorrow.<br /><br />The Scots have not beaten Australia since 1982, losing each of their last 16 meetings.<br /><br />But Hines, 32, who was born and spent most of his life Down Under, believes Andy Robinson&rsquo;s men are geared to putting things right tomorrow.<br /><br />&ldquo;We can&rsquo;t worry about 27 years of history,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;All we&rsquo;ve got to worry about is the game at the weekend. History is history, maybe we can make a bit of our own.&rdquo;