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

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The painful experiences Australia have endured this year will be transformed into victories next year promised a defiant Wallabies coach Michael Cheika following the 37-18 defeat by England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Cheika has made five changes to the side that beat Italy, with Kurtley Beale axed and rookie Jack Maddocks preferred on the left wing to Marika Koroibete who scored twice in Padova.

Cheika says that's important, but doesn't mean he'll select an indigenous Australian because of it.

Both Beale and teammate Adam Ashley-Cooper have been stood down for this weekend's Test at Twickenham after breaching team protocol.

"I think if you look at [halfback] Nic White who has been playing in Exeter, one of the top two clubs in the country, he's in great shape and playing really well".

"He survives because I think he has the run of the mill at the Australian rugby union", Burke told the Big Sports Breakfast.

"The leadership group came to see me earlier in the week and asked me to deal with it in a way I thought was appropriate - and I thought this was the appropriate way".

Cheika said Pocock wouldn't miss a beat in his preparation.

"It's a relatively minor inter-team rule that we have".

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"No there isn't any wider cultural issue, this is a situation where two boys brought some friends and family back into their hotel without thinking of the implications of that, because they were friends and family", she said.

"I'm disappointed as much as they would be, trust me, but in rugby sometimes the game goes against you, ' Cheika said".

But the Wallabies' team rules state guests are not allowed in players' rooms.

"I didn't hear that", Hooper said.

It might sound like the desperate ravings of a man backed right up against the wall but Australia, more than any other nation, have shown how to peak for the World Cup and some shrewd punters might already be piling in while the odds are good. You've got rules in place, you've got a line in the sand, and that's the line in the sand that Michael has used and you've got to live by it.

"We have agreed basic principles for next year with a national camp for players so next year we will be as fit as possible".

Cannon, who played 42 Tests, said he knew how the current crop were feeling, comparing it to the 2005 spring tour.

Rugby World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer wants the cap threshold for overseas players reviewed to bolster the struggling Wallabies' depth.