World Rugby to investigate Cheika conduct

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by Beth Newman

The Autumn International disciplinary committee will investigate Michael Cheika’s conduct during his side's loss to England at the weekend.

The Wallabies had two tries disallowed by the TMO and were shown two yellow cards in the loss, which marked the end of an undefeated run that dated back to the second Bledisloe, in August.

A statement released by the committee on Monday GMT said after ‘various media reports and a referral from World Rugby’ they would be investigating comments and conduct attributed to the Wallabies coach.

While Cheika was frustrated when asked about the incident immediately after the match by a beIN Sports reporter, he was far more measured in his post-match press conference, saying his side couldn’t lean on controversial decisions as a reason for their defeat.

Cheika will find out on Tuesday whether he will be required to attend a hearing over the investigation.