WALLABY SLACKERS COP ‘ GOBFUL’
MICHAEL Cheika will unveil the rest of his leadership team when he announces the Bledisloe Cup squad tomorrow but it appears the Wallabies coach is not lacking for hard- edged deputies prepared to ruffle feathers.
Cheika happily reported there was a growing willingness inside his Wallabies squad for players to demand of each other that they meet the standards expected at training, unconcerned about hurt feelings and bruised friendships.
“There are a lot of younger players now who are starting to find their voice,” Cheika said.
When Cheika used to play at Randwick, he unashamedly dished out a gobful to a young teammate if they didn’t do their job.
He would also give them a gobful if he knew he had not met the standards and no- one had stood up and called him on it.
“I think that is something we have lost. And I see a new breed of player starting to stand up and voice the standard to their teammate, and make them accountable for the effort,” Cheika said.