Cheika denies pressure is mounting

Date published: August 28 2016

Australia coach Michael Cheika has denied feeling any added pressure after suffering their sixth loss in a row.

The Wallabies went down 29-9 to New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday but instead of feeling pressure Cheika said it was important to build on the improved performance from the previous week when they lost 42-8.

Eddie Jones was fired as Australian coach in 2005 after suffering seven defeats in a row.

“I haven't felt any personal pressure on me,” Cheika said. 

"I'm not worried about that. Everyone's doing their best, that's something I really see from players as well. We've just got to be better, that's the way it's got to be and [we have to be] more clinical when the opportunities come.

"You've just got to be more clinical." Cheika said. "We've got to make sure we take the things that we thought we did well yesterday [Saturday] … and also get better at delivering on field with what we practice what we want to do."