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Cheika says Wallabies must improve, sets sights on 2016

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says team must improve, sets sights on 2016 series vs England

Cheika says Wallabies must improve, sets sights on 2016

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia coach Michael Cheika says the Wallabies must improve if they are to overhaul Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand and that he's now setting his sights on beating England in a three-test series next June.

Cheika, who was named World Rugby coach of the year, and other team members were greeted with applause and cheers in Sydney when they arrived at the airport early Wednesday, four days after losing the final 34-17 to the All Blacks at Twickenham.

New Zealand will lose many top players to retirement, but Cheika says "our goal is to improve, not to be waiting for other teams to go worse because of this or that reason ... I don't think they (New Zealand) will get worse, they've got so much depth over there."


Updated : 2021-09-19 04:11 GMT+08:00