• Reuters


Michael Cheika is expecting critics to “put the boot in” after the Wallabies were swept 3-0 by England in their June series but expects a handful of experienced European exiles to boost Australia’s Rugby Championship campaign.

The 44-40 third-test defeat in Sydney on Saturday was a fourth straight defeat for the Wallabies going back to last year’s World Cup final and their next two matches could not be harder — back-to-back tests against New Zealand in August.

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