Cheika hits out at World Rugby over Hodge sus­pen­sion

Aus­tralia coach crit­i­cises judg­ment from panel Saga will not de­rail plans for match against Wales

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Aus­tralia head coach Michael Cheika lashed out at World Rugby in an ex­tra­or­di­nary press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day, ad­dress­ing this week’s on­go­ing saga in­volv­ing banned wing Reece Hodge and in­sist­ing that it would not dis­tract his side head­ing into their cru­cial match against Wales to­mor­row.

The pub­lished re­port fol­low­ing Hodge’s dis­ci­plinary hear­ing re­vealed that the Wal­laby was not aware of World Rugby’s new high­tackle frame­work and had not been

Fu­ri­ous: Michael Cheika dis­puted the rea­sons given for Reece Hodge’s three-game ban

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