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Reports: Cheika to be Wallabies coach

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SYDNEY (AP) Australian media are reporting that New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has accepted an Australian Rugby Union offer to coach the Wallabies.

Cheika, who led the Waratahs to the Super Rugby title this season, would replace Ewen McKenzie, who announced he was resigning after Australia lost to New Zealand in a Bledisloe Cup match Saturday.

Australia leaves for a five-match European tour on Friday. On Tuesday, the ARU was scheduled to name its team for the tour, at which time the reports suggested Cheika would be confirmed as the new coach.

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