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#Michael Cheika

# michael-cheika - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Ex-Wallabies coach Cheika hits out at World Cup criticism

Michael Cheika quit in October after Australia’s quarter-final exit against England.

# michael-cheika - Sunday 24 May, 2020

'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day'

Australian scrum-half Chris Whitaker was a key man as Leinster won the 2009 Heineken Cup.

# michael-cheika - Sunday 20 October, 2019

'No relationship with the CEO,' says Michael Cheika as he steps down as Wallaby coach

The 52-year-old had stated he would walk away if Australia did not win the World Cup, but was reluctant to make his position clear yesterday.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Cheika requests 'compassion' as he objects to question over his future

The Wallabies boss said he did not appreciate the topic of his future being raised so soon after the World Cup exit.

Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything'

After Australia lost their Rugby World Cup quarter-final to England, the former Leinster boss struggled to contain his disappointment.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England

Michael Cheika has made five changes for the clash in Oita.

# michael-cheika - Friday 11 October, 2019

Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash

The Australia star played just 13 minutes of the win over Georgia, but his coach says his head injury is not serious.

# michael-cheika - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested

Australia are eyeing up a World Cup quarter-final against England or France.

# michael-cheika - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies

The Wallabies head coach was left frustrated by Romain Poite’s performance in his side’s defeat to Wales.

# michael-cheika - Monday 23 September, 2019

'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral

The former Leinster boss is unhappy with the decision to refer his player.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Cheika subjected to 'crazy' threats over Folau stance

The player was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for a “high-level breach” of contract

# michael-cheika - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win

Michael Cheika’s side secured a 34-15 win on Saturday.

# michael-cheika - Friday 23 August, 2019

Uncapped teen sensation included as Cheika names Australia's World Cup squad

Jordan Petaia is among the 31 players who will be travelling to the tournament in Japan.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Cheika dismisses Hansen's 'Mickey Mouse' jibe ahead of All Blacks clash

The New Zealand coach made the remarks at a charity event earlier this year.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Cheika prepared to leap before he’s pushed after World Cup

Australia endured a miserable 2018 and there is no room for error in a World Cup year. But can their mixed bag of a squad succeed?

# michael-cheika - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Australia's prodigal son on the verge of a sensational return

James O’Connor could join Michael Cheika’s World Cup squad six years after a string of off-field incidents saw him exiled.

# michael-cheika - Friday 5 July, 2019

Cheika gives Pocock a better than '50-50' chance of playing in World Cup

The Wallabies flanker continues to battle his way back from injury.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer

Christian Lealiifano has been included in the 34-man squad for their Rugby Championship opener.

# michael-cheika - Friday 21 June, 2019

Ex-Leinster out-half Berne joins Australia's World Cup coaching staff

The 40-year-old links up with his former head coach Michael Cheika.

# michael-cheika - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

The Wallabies star has requested a code of conduct hearing.

# michael-cheika - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Cheika confident that 'hard decisions' will leave Wallabies 'in good shape' for the World Cup

The two-time champions won just four of 13 Tests last year.

# michael-cheika - Monday 4 February, 2019

Australia pull Larkham from attack coach role after Cheika row

Rugby Australia have moved the former out-half to a new role just over seven months before the Wallabies begin their World Cup campaign.

# michael-cheika - Monday 17 December, 2018

Cheika survives as Wallabies coach, Johnson appointed

Australia lost nine of their 13 Tests in 2018.

# michael-cheika - Friday 14 December, 2018

Australia set to keep Cheika but appoint new director of rugby above him

Scotland’s director of rugby Scott Johnson is set for a return home, according to the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

# michael-cheika - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

'He has to go' - Cheika's position 'untenable', says Wallabies legend Burke

The Australia head coach is under pressure with less than a year to go before the World Cup kicks off.

# michael-cheika - Monday 10 December, 2018

Decision on under-fire Cheika's Wallabies future to be finalised 'ahead of Christmas'

Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne said the board will conduct a review and make a decision in the next two weeks

# michael-cheika - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'Rugby Australia should be mortgaging the bank and the house to get David Nucifora back'

Former Wallabies hooker Brendan Cannon believes the IRFU’s High Performance Director should be snapped up by Australia.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid

White has offered to replace under-siege Michael Cheika ahead of the World Cup.

# michael-cheika - Monday 26 November, 2018

Pressure mounting for under-fire Wallabies head coach Cheika

After the worst calendar year since 1958, the former Leinster boss will assess his own performance ahead of an Australian Rugby Union review.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Cheika denies trying to cover up reason for Beale axing

Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper breached team protocol by inviting three women back to their hotel room.

# michael-cheika - Friday 23 November, 2018

Wallabies' backs to the wall but 'disarray' a little bit harsh, insists Cheika

Michael Cheika says Australia will ‘have a good time’ at Twickenham as they look to put breaches of team discipline behind them.

Pocock pulled from England clash with neck injury after being named in starting line-up

Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper have also been dropped by coaching staff for breaching team protocols.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 25 October, 2018

'Alex Ferguson was about to get the sack and went on for 30 years' - Hansen backs under-fire Wallabies coach Cheika

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has offered support to his opposite number.

# michael-cheika - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Cheika defiant despite Wallabies woes after Springboks loss

The Wallabies have lost four of five games and eight of their past 10 Tests but boss Michael Cheika is digging in.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Cheika: 'I rang the coach and said, "mate, I need this bloke back on a plane"'

Despite the late withdrawals of Adam Coleman and Israel Folau, Australia secured a hard-fought 23-18 victory over South Africa.

# michael-cheika - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Under-pressure Michael Cheika's job is safe despite poor run, say Rugby Australia

‘I don’t think it’s about changing what we’ve got. It’s about what else can we bring.’

# michael-cheika - Sunday 26 August, 2018

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Cheika hopes All Black defeats serve as 'watershed moment' for Wallabies

“A few little tweaks, but perseverance definitely. It’s not always instant gratification.”

# michael-cheika - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future

‘If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all.’

Barrett masterclass as All Blacks thrash Wallabies

It was all too easy at Eden Park.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock

“To say that we lack respect is a little bit of a stretch from Steve Hansen.”

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