CONFIRMED: Michael Cheika Under Investigation Following England Outburst - Ruck

CONFIRMED: Michael Cheika Under Investigation Following England Outburst

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika will find out on Tuesday if he is to face punishment following his coaching box outburst during Australia’s defeat to England at Twickenham.

An enraged Cheika appeared to be captured by TV cameras saying ‘f***ing cheats’ after skipper Michael Hooper’s hotly-debated try was disallowed for offside by the TMO during the first half of the 30-6 loss to Eddie Jones’ side.


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A statement from World Rugby on Monday afternoon confirmed a decision is imminent.

Should Cheika be charged, he would face a disciplinary hearing in Edinburgh this week ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland at Murrayfield.


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“Following various media reports and a referral from World Rugby, the disciplinary officer for the autumn internationals is investigating comments and conduct attributed to the head coach of the Australian national team, Michael Cheika, during the match between England and Australia at Twickenham on Saturday,” the statement read.

“An update will be issued tomorrow.”


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