Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future

A DEFIANT MICHAEL Cheika said he has no concerns about his job and is not contemplating resigning after New Zealand thrashed Australia 40-12 to retain the Bledisloe Cup.

Beauden Barrett became the first All Black to score four tries against the Wallabies in a drubbing at fortress Eden Park on Saturday.

Cheika came under fire after the world champions won the first Test in Sydney 38-13 last weekend, with reports that Rugby Australia are considering whether he should stay on as head coach.

The 51-year-old was distinctly unimpressed when asked about his position after his side suffered a fourth consecutive defeat.

“If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all,” he told a reporter when quizzed about his future.

“The last person I think about is me, I want Australia to play good rugby, be the best I can. If you think I’m worried about myself, then you’ve never known me.”

He added: ”I don’t know who is making the suggestions [that his job is under threat], maybe it’s the journos or maybe it’s other people.

Cheika stated in no uncertain terms that he is not considering walking away following another crushing loss.

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“There is no debate, you wouldn’t know, you’ve never coached anyone. I don’t know where you come off saying that. I told you exactly what I think about it, categorically,” he said when a journalist asked if there was a debate going on in his mind over whether to quit.

“If you think there is a debate going on in your own mind then you need to get some pills to sort it out, because there ain’t no debate going on in my mind.”

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