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Under fire Wallabies boss set to face Rugby Australia board

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika is set to face the Rugby Australia board over the team’s poor performance despite registering a win over the Los Pumas on Saturday.
Australia who fought to overcome a 31-7 deficit at halftime went on stage a comeback in the second half winning the game 45-34.
Despite the team’s performance on Saturday, Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle says Cheika will have to present before the board before any changes can be made if needed.
“We are expecting that Michael will come and present to us around those performances and what his plans would be going into that end of year tour, and then into the lead up to the World Cup.” Castle is qouted by Planet Rugby.
Castle said Cheika’s job is not under threat given his contract but says the board will review his presentation and make a decision.
“At the end of the day Michael has a contract to coach through to the World Cup and that hasn’t changed,” she said.
“We would be expecting that he will come and present us with his plans for the Spring Tour and into the World Cup.
“Myself and the Rugby Australia board will take those comments on and move forward from there.”
Stats clearly show a dip in performance from the Wallabies both in attack and defense. They have conceded more points this year 27 per game compared to last year’s 26.
Several missed tackles and blowouts in defence have become a worry under Nathan Grey.
Their attack has been put into the spotlight racking a mere 20 points per game compared to last year’s 32 points per game.
“Michael recognizes there are performances at a level that he wouldn’t accept from the Wallabies,” Castle said.
“He will be reviewing that, he will present to the board and he will present a plan as to how he see’s that moving forward.
“The board will then assess against that plan.”

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