Cheika avoids sanction

Broadcasters picked up Cheika saying "f... ing cheats'' after Australia captain Michael Hooper was sin-binned toward the end of the first half of Saturday's (Sunday NZ time) game. Cheika was also seen sarcastically applauding the match officials and responding to some verbal abuse from England fans as he headed toward the dressing room at halftime.

After a three-day investigation, the Autumn International Disciplinary body said it has "decided not to pursue any disciplinary proceedings against Cheika,'' who has apologised "for any offence caused.''