Wallaby Coach Michael Cheika Defends Selection Decisions Nov 22, 2018

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Australia coach Michael Cheika has been placed under even more considerable pressure, following Saturday's 37-18 to England.

Cannon, who has worked until recently as a rugby commentator, says Cheika's team selections have been "bewildering".

The under-fire coach seemed surprised that he would have to front the Rugby Australia board and give a season review, believing he did that after the third Bledisloe Cup last month.

"I think if you look at [halfback] Nic White who has been playing in Exeter, one of the top two clubs in the country, he's in great shape and playing really well".

"I love footy and you can't just have the good bits", he said.

AFP  Adrian DENNIS Australia have finished the year with just four wins in their 13 Tests the worst they have fared since 1995
AFP Adrian DENNIS Australia have finished the year with just four wins in their 13 Tests the worst they have fared since 1995

Kyle Sinckler clearly wasn't too taken with the action of the leadership group, and let the Australian forward pack know early in the second half.

Cheika said Pocock wouldn't miss a beat in his preparation.

"It's a relatively minor team rule we have".

"You can win your games against Italy, just, but that goes to show where [Australia] are in world rugby", he said.

"I look at all of the players who have played in the United Kingdom in recent years, or some who are still playing there, and you look at their condition now compared with their condition when they were playing in Australia", Dwyer said.


"This is a situation where two boys brought some friends and family back into their hotel without thinking of the implications of that, because they were friends and family", she told Australian reporters in London.

The breach of team discipline occurred after the Wallabies had been defeated 9-6 by Wales on November 10 and has come to light on the day that talisman back row David Pocock had been ruled out of the Cook Cup showdown at Twickenham by a neck injury.

"They're playing blokes out of position".

'We are down to seventh in the world after starting at No 3.

"It's extremely hard. There's no way around it".


"Sometimes you get a bit of pain, but in the end you get a lot of gain".

Having been impressed by the likes of Will Skelton, who has been transformed since joining Saracens from the Waratahs previous year, Dwyer also believes the improved condition and form of some players overseas is an "indictment" on the Australian Super Rugby scene.

Gibbs, a former rugby league forward, infamously refused to allow Wally Lewis to join a Kangaroos tour in 1990 due to a broken arm and is one of Australia's most experienced sports medicos. They're the small things I think we've got to clamp down on.


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