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Sport Cooper serves Cheika with brutal send-off

16:55  20 october  2019
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Former Wallabies star Quade Cooper has given ex-Wallabies coach Michael Cheika a brutal send-off following his decision to step down from the national team.

Cheika confirmed on Sunday he would not seek re-appointment as Wallabies coach following Australia's 40-16 loss to England that sent them crashing out of the Rugby World Cup.

It was a widely expected move after a torrid 18 months for Australian rugby but Cooper, somewhat of a national team pariah, didn't shy away from expressing his sentiments in a very public post on Twitter.

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"If he actually cared about Aus [sic] rugby he would have done it a while ago," Cooper tweeted in response to the news of Cheika's departure.

Rugby Australia director of rugby Scott Johnson has already been scoping possible candidates to assume the coaching helm for 2020.

But Wallabies legend George Gregan urged the governing body to use the opportunity of Cheika's exit to conduct a full system restructure of rugby in Australia.

Michael Cheika wearing a suit and tie © Getty Michael Cheika "These decisions go way back, it's not just Michael Cheika," Gregan said on Fox Sports.

"It's been going on for over a decade in terms of where we are with Australian rugby. And we need to come up with a solution that brings everyone together, not just think about it at the Wallaby level but at every level.

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George Gregan et al. posing for the camera: George Gregan celebrates Wallabies' 1999 Rugby World Cup © Getty George Gregan celebrates Wallabies' 1999 Rugby World Cup

"Give people the skill-sets; players, coaches administrators, everyone involved and let's get behind that. It's easy to sit on the sideline and throw stones but let's get together and be cohesive as a rugby nation. I think that's what's been lacking and I think we need to make those changes now.     

"You've got to smash the wheel. You've got to start again rebuild with a really good framework. Get yourself a good base and good things come from that structure.

"That is something that we're in a position now, almost forced to do. Losing a quarterfinal in a world cup is never great but we've got some good opportunities to blood some young players into this Australian way. There's some good stuff going on we need to make that consistent.

"We need to build depth and needs to start at grassroots. It needs to filter into the junior rep team so to speak and filter through all the rugby networks and then that drives through to the top. That's lacking at the moment but it can be fixed because it has been done. And it needs to be done now."

Cheika's tenure was marked by a successful 2015 World Cup campaign in which Australia reached the final and a disappointing display at the global tournament in Japan in 2019, with the respective outcomes and Cheika's 50 percent win rate marking a gradual decline in the team's overall performances.

The 52-year-old had always said he would stand down if the Wallabies didn't win the tournament.

He has been linked with a coaching role at French club Montpellier.

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Cheika reveals heartbreaking bond with Wallabies .
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has bid an emotional goodbye, revealing a special bond with two players.Cheika's own father, Joseph, passed away nearly 18 years ago. Cheika Senior arrived in Australia from Lebanon at age 20, penniless, and built a life and family for himself.

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