Beale, Ashley-Cooper dropped from Wallabies after bringing women into hotel room

Beale, Ashley-Cooper dropped from Wallabies after bringing women into hotel room

Beale, Ashley-Cooper dropped from Wallabies after bringing women into hotel room

Dwyer said. "I think we need to make an environment available for players in Australia which will make them want to play here, because it offers them their best chance of becoming a better player".

The Wallabies' preparations for Saturday's Test against England have been thrown into turmoil after it emerged Adam Ashley-Cooper and Kurtley Beale were axed after breaking team rules.

Cannon, who has worked until recently as a rugby commentator, says Cheika's team selections have been "bewildering".

The embarrassing episode comes amid increasing pressure on Cheika, whose role as Australian coach is hanging by a thread.

The breach of team discipline occurred after the Wallabies had been defeated 9-6 by Wales on November 10 and has come to light on the day that talisman back row David Pocock had been ruled out of the Cook Cup showdown at Twickenham by a neck injury.

One of the women was Ashley-Cooper's sister-in-law, and the players were turned in by a leadership group fronted by captain Michael Hooper.

After being thumped 37-18 by England on Saturday coach Michael Cheika has issued a defiant promise that Australia will be all the better for their awful 2018 and that he fully expects them to challenge for the World Cup in a year's time. "Sometimes the bitter taste and the scars that are left and the things that go against you make you stronger".

AFP  Adrian DENNIS Australia have finished the year with just four wins in their 13 Tests the worst they have fared since 1995
AFP Adrian DENNIS Australia have finished the year with just four wins in their 13 Tests the worst they have fared since 1995

Cheika said he believed such sanctions are more effective when kept private.

"This is a situation where two boys brought some friends and family back into their hotel without thinking of the implications of that, because they were friends and family", she told Australian reporters in London.

"We have learned a lot from this year being a part of the leadership team".

"I didn't hear that", Hooper said.

"We have agreed basic principles for next year with a national camp for players so next year we will be as fit as possible". You've got rules in place, you've got a line in the sand, and that's the line in the sand that Michael has used and you've got to live by it.

Cannon, who played 42 Tests, said he knew how the current crop were feeling, comparing it to the 2005 spring tour. There was no chat from Conor O'Shea, their coach, about "we're going to take it to the Kiwis today, we're going to really get stuck into them".

"Guys who we think are going to be in the World Cup squad and other guys who are competition for other players at different levels".

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