Michael Cheika (Gallo)
Teddington - Australia coach Michael Cheika
said on Saturday he had no hesitation replacing the unfit Israel Folau and
David Pocock in the side for the World Cup quarter-final with Scotland on
Cheika said the decision for the game at Twickenham
on Sunday was "not too difficult."
Star fullback Folau has an ankle injury
while Pocock is struggling with a calf injury.
"They couldn't do their jobs and
that's the key. You've got to be able to do your jobs in this team and I don't
think either player could do it to their full potential," said Cheika.
Kurtley Beale will come in for Folau while
Pocock's place goes to Ben McCalman.
"I know Pocock and Folau are great
players but I really believe in the guys who are coming into their positions.
That's something we want to build on," said Cheika.
"We'll just ask them to improve the
team with what they bring and both have already made contributions to the side
in this tournament. I'm sure they'll continue to contribute in spades,"
the coach said of the newcomers.
Cheika said he had been "working
hard" since taking over the Wallabies 12 months ago to get strength in all