- Title: Cheika recalls Foley for crucial Wales clash
- Date: 27th September 2019
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (SEPTEMBER 27, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF AUSTRALIAN RUGBY WORLD CUP SQUAD IN HUDDLE ON TRAINING PITCH (SOUNDBITE) (English) WALLABIES COACH MICHAEL CHEIKA SAYING: "Our players are taught to tackle middle. We coach to tackle middle. We don't need the framework to tell us where to teach our players to tackle because they're all taught to tackle middle - around here. So, I'm not sure where that chat's coming from, or why. But, I just want to get it out there, that we don't need the framework to tell us where to tackle, we're not teaching anyone to tackle anywhere else except the middle where we can dislodge the ball." KURTLEY BEALE AND JAMES O'CONNER PASSING BALL JAMES O'CONNER RECEIVING AND PASSING BALL (SOUNDBITE) (English) WALLABIES COACH MICHAEL CHEIKA, ON REECE HODGE'S 3-MATCH BAN FOR HIGH TACKLE, SAYING: "At the end of the day, itâ€™ll be up to Reece (Hodge), predominately. See how he feels about it. You know me. We'll see what Reece reckons and then we'll go from there." VARIOUS OF ADAM ASHLEY-COOPER STRETCHING IN GYM
- Embargoed: 11th October 2019 10:59
- Keywords: Rugby World Cup Australia Wales Cheika
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Rugby Union,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001AYFMM2N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Australia coach, Michael Cheika has changed his halfback pairing for Sunday's blockbuster Pool D clash at the Rugby World Cup against Wales, bringing Will Genia and Bernard Foley back into the side in place of Nic White and Christian Leali'ifano.
Adam Ashley-Cooper replaced the banned Reece Hodge on the right wing and will win his 120th cap for his country in a match that is likely to decide which of the two countries tops the pool.
A report by an independent disciplinary tribunal has revealed that Australia winger Reece Hodge, banned for a dangerous high tackle against Fiji, was not aware of World Rugby's new rules about tackles.
The panel, whose findings were released on Thursday (September 26), added that it was concerned by Hodge's admission and promised to consider the matter further.
Cheika told reporters his players are taught to tackle "middle" and that they don't "need the framework to tell players where to tackle."
The coach went on to say that it was up to Hodge to decide whether he wanted to appeal his three-match ban. He had 48 hours from receiving the ban on Wednesday to lodge an appeal.
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