Forgiving Hunt was right: Cheika
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says society should be more willing to forgive those who admit their mistakes. Cheika had launched an impassioned defence of Karmichael Hunt, saying sticking by the codehopper through his drugs controversy last year was the right thing to do. Hunt stands to become a dual international if, as expected, he makes his Australia debut in the series opener against England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11. But there were many who felt the 29-year-old should have been kicked out of the sport when he became embroiled in a cocaine scandal last year, staining his previously lilywhite image as a popular athlete who had already conquered two other codes. Cheika says he understands those contrary viewpoints, but he believes society as a whole should be more forgiving of people like Hunt, who acknowledge their mistakes and genuinely try to move on. “Forgiveness is also a very Christian value too,” Cheika told reporters.