It has been a rough weekend for the Wallabies.
The end of their 2019 World Cup campaign ended not with a bang but with a whimper. The Aussies fell to England 40-16 in Oita, Japan, in what can only be described as a complete thrashing.
It is the seventh time in just four years that they have lost to England. Whilst nothing can be taken away from the English performance, the Wallabies were their own worst enemy, making bad decisions, poor kicks and crumbling under the pressure.
To add salt to the wound, their coach, Michael Cheika, resigned on Sunday. This sees the end of his five year stint in the role with a fairly mediocre record of 34 wins, 32 losses and 2 draws.
Whilst Cheika side-stepped the question during the press conference after the game, he told Rugby Australia he already knew what he was going to do, but wanted to talk to the people in his inner circle before publicly announcing it.
“I have no regrets about making the call, but yes I would have loved to stay on. I’m attached to the team and it’s been an honour to do this role. It’s not given to a lot of people and I have taken it with a lot of pride and honour” Cheika said.
The search for the new coach has already begun with Cheika’s official last day on 31 December.