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#Michael Cheika

# michael-cheika - Today’s News

All Blacks stick with Barrett as Mo'unga misses out while injuries force Australia changes

The Australians are desperate for a win at ANZ Stadium in a fixture that doubles as the first Bledisloe Cup Test.

# michael-cheika - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Cheika invited referee to post-match press conference to explain decisions

The Wallabies head coach was not happy with some of the calls against his team in defeat to Ireland.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 23 June, 2018

As it happened: Australia v Ireland, June Series Deciding Test

Joe Schmidt’s men are in Sydney to sniff out their first series win Down Under since 1979.

# michael-cheika - Monday 18 June, 2018

Wallabies look to Nick Phipps to fill Genia's boots after 'king hit' incident

The Waratahs scrum-half is set to join his club-mate Bernard Foley in the halfbacks.

# michael-cheika - Friday 15 June, 2018

'Johnny is one of the toughest roosters out there. He’s the maestro'

'Johnny is one of the toughest roosters out there. He’s the maestro'

The Leinster man returns to Ireland’s number 10 shirt as they look to level the series in Australia.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'That’s not a very nice term to use' - Michael Cheika hits back at Neil Francis

The ex-Ireland international labelled David Pocock ‘a cancer on the game’.

# michael-cheika - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'We know it's going to get harder' - Cheika expects Ireland to improve

The Wallabies boss believes Ireland will be better with another week’s preparation under their belts.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 9 June, 2018

'I went up to Carbery after the game and said, 'I love your work'' 10

'I went up to Carbery after the game and said, 'I love your work''

The Ireland out-half got valuable experience for 57 minutes against the Wallabies.

# michael-cheika - Friday 8 June, 2018

'Mate, you'd be a brave man telling Johnny Sexton he wasn't playing' 10

'Mate, you'd be a brave man telling Johnny Sexton he wasn't playing'

Michael Cheika suggested that Sexton should be worried about Joey Carbery’s starting chance.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Australia coach Michael Cheika says this is the best Irish rugby team of all time

Ireland have been keen to talk up the Australians this week but Cheika has gone a step further.

Cheika hands out two Test debuts for first Wallabies clash with Ireland

Michael Hooper captains the team, with David Pocock wearing the six shirt.

Cork-connected Wallabies out-half Foley lauds Cheika's influence

The former Leinster head coach has brought his squad together despite a period of transition.

# michael-cheika - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Cheika calls Latu into Wallabies squad ahead of first Ireland Test

With two uncapped hookers left in his squad, Cheika has turned to the four-times capped Waratah.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Crusaders star could still feature against Ireland despite Wallabies omission

Melbourne-born flanker Pete Samu is eligible for Australia but needs NZR’s agreement to play.

# michael-cheika - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Despite anti-gay posts, Folau 'not a distraction' ahead of Ireland series - Cheika

The Wallabies star posted a series of anti-gay social media post last month.

# michael-cheika - Monday 26 March, 2018

Ex-Fiji lock joins Cheika's Wallabies as forwards coach in time for summer Tests against Ireland

Simon Raiwalui helped Stade Francais claim their Bouclier in 2015 and is currently working with Biarritz.

# michael-cheika - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Cheika set to walk if Wallabies don't win World Cup

“So there is only winning the World Cup, otherwise it is probably somebody else’s opportunity to do it.”

# michael-cheika - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Concern for Ulster as Cheika's Wallabies look to lure Gibbes away

The former All Blacks back row could link up with his old boss in Australia.

# michael-cheika - Monday 20 November, 2017

Australia coach Cheika probed for swearing

On two occasions he walked down the steps from the coaches’ box to the touchline to remonstrate with officials.

# michael-cheika - Friday 17 November, 2017

Cheika disrespected referee with England bully claims, insists Eddie Jones

The England head coach does not expect referee Ben O’Keeffe to be influenced by the former Leinster boss’s words.

# michael-cheika - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Out-of-favour Cooper will get the chance to impress Cheika when he faces the Wallabies

He’ll captain the Barbarians in Sydney next month.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Springboks recover to claim thrilling draw with Australia Tie

Springboks recover to claim thrilling draw with Australia

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said he was disappointed his team did not close out the match.

# michael-cheika - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Hansen defends All Blacks lock Retallick after Cheika outburst

The Wallabies head coach was not happy after his side’s last-gasp defeat in Dunedin yesterday.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'It's not going to stop us' - Cheika defiant despite home hammering against All Blacks

The Wallabies capitulated in today’s first half against New Zealand.

# michael-cheika - Monday 19 June, 2017

Michael Cheika using angry fan's Facebook rant to motivate his Australia squad

Michael Cheika called an irate fan who was moved to write a lengthy critique of the Wallabies’ pride in the jersey after their loss to Scotland.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Wallabies leave Beale out for summer Test series

Australia head coach Michael Cheika wants the Wasps back to rest up next month in order to be ready for the Rugby Championship.

# michael-cheika - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

'There's a good lad in there': Cheika hopes James O'Connor will get help after cocaine arrest

The Wallabies boss suggests that the talented back should put rugby aside to sort his personal issues out.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Cheika hesitant to label England northern hemisphere's best

England’s gritty style is not one that the Australia coach is keen to replicate.

# michael-cheika - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

War of words between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones continues as England's scrum criticised

The England boss. riled his native Australia by calling for a pre-match meeting with referee Jaco Peper.

# michael-cheika - Monday 28 November, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Where do Ireland stand ahead of the Six Nations after a successful November?

The win over Australia rounded off a memorable month for Joe Schmidt’s side.

Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones have already started their war of words

Jones’ behaviour damaging his legacy in Oz, warns Cheika.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 26 November, 2016

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute from the Aviva Stadium as Ireland looked to end the month on a high against Michael Cheika’s Wallabies.

# michael-cheika - Friday 25 November, 2016

History on the line but Cheika's Wallabies focused on performance rather than result

A victory in Dublin would set Australia up for a first tilt at a Grand Slam of the Home Nations since 1984.

'I can always come back on holidays': Strictly business for Cheika on return to Dublin

The former Leinster coach is focused on the task in hand.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Mumm's presence gives Australia a lineout lift in bid to nullify Ireland's 'dangerous threat'

Michael Cheika opts to reshuffle his back row to include the experience and quality of the 32-year-old.

'It's another opportunity to invest in Garry Ringrose': Schmidt signals long-term faith in young centre

The Leinster tyro will start his first senior match in the 12 jersey against the Wallabies.

Australia coach Cheika brings back his big guns for Aviva showdown with Ireland

The Wallabies make seven changes for Saturday.

# michael-cheika - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Michael Cheika tried to bring Sean O'Brien with him to Stade Francais

The Australia coach is preparing to come up against a number of familiar faces this weekend.

An old friend, a new foe: returning Cheika desperate to make mark at the end of a special week

A chance to catch up with familiar faces, but the Australia coach is here on business matters first and foremost.

# michael-cheika - Monday 21 November, 2016

Cheika looking forward to 'biggest game of the tour' on his Dublin return

The former Leinster coach admits his side will have their work cut out against Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.

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