Michael Cheika has quit. Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty
Michael Cheika has quit. Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty

Cheika walks! Coach quits following RWC failure

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has quit.

Cheika's exit comes after Australia's humiliating 40-16 loss to England in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday night.

New Zealander Dave Rennie is the hot favourite to replace Cheika, whose exit comes as little surprise after a difficult year for Australian rugby.

"It is no secret I have no relationship with the CEO and not much with the chairman," Cheika said.

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Michael Cheika has quit. Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty
Michael Cheika has quit. Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty

 

Cheika's tenure was marked by a successful 2015 World Cup campaign in which Australia reached the final and a disappointing display in Japan, marking a gradual decline in their standards.

 

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