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#Michael Cheika

# 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.”

# michael-cheika - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'

Michael Cheika is building up to another crack at the All Blacks.

# michael-cheika - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Wallabies defend under-pressure Michael Cheika after Bledisloe loss

Australia face a second test in Eden Park on Saturday.

# michael-cheika - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

# michael-cheika - Thursday 16 August, 2018

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.

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