Australia duo 'accept' ban for bringing women back to team hotel

Australia duo 'accept' ban for bringing women back to team hotel

Australia duo 'accept' ban for bringing women back to team hotel

The Wallabies' website believed the women were Ashley-Cooper's sister-in-law and friends.

Australia have suffered significant disruption after their breakdown master David Pocock was ruled out of Saturday's final November global against England at Twickenham and two players were not considered for a breach of team protocol.

The group found out about the late-night visit last week in preparation for the Italy game - in which Ashley-Cooper started and Beale came off the bench - but decided it was too deep into their preparation to take action.

"I think RA need to take a lot of control back off Cheika and use it as a catalyst for change", he said.

"It's extremely hard. There's no way around it", Hooper said.

According to a report in Australia's Daily Telegraph, both players were sanctioned after the leadership group consisting of Michael Hooper, David Pocock, Allan Alaalatoa, Samu Kerevi and Nick Phipps, made a decision to raise the issue.

"They [Ashley-Cooper and Beale] were very apologetic. They realised their error and they have been trying to help the other players get ready for the game tomorrow [Saturday]", said Cheika.

"Although this was a minor thing, I felt that if you keep a grey area there then it gets bigger so I may as well make a stand on it and go from there".

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Australia have won just four of their 12 Tests so far in 2018 and are on a run of five straight defeats by England.

The real reason playmaker Kurtley Beale was shockingly dropped by Wallabies boss Michael Cheika for this weekend's clash with England at Twickenham has emerged.

"We've been under a heap of heat and we've stayed very solid, we've stayed together", he said.

"While disappointed, I must say they're disappointed that they've put the team in this situation, but they accept the rules are in place to be lived by".

It seems unlikely there will be any overhaul of the Wallabies environment but Castle said the review would be pivotal heading into a World Cup year.

Coach Michael Cheika critical of the referee who disallowed three Wallabies tries including a shoulder charge that went unpenalised.

Coach Michael Cheika confirmed the sanction on Friday, at the same time as announcing No. 8 David Pocock was withdrawn from Saturday's test at Twickenham after failing a fitness test on his sore neck.

They did leave the Newport hotel by 10:30pm but guests are prohibited from being in players' rooms.

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