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Cheika blows up about Spidercam incident

Disappointed with outside influences: Michael Cheika.

Wallabies coach Michael Chieka has taken aim at referee Nigel Owens for allowing play to continue after England regained possession and scored a try on the back of a kick that hit Spidercam.

Things really are upside down Down Under

Plenty to think about: Michael Cheika and Stephen Moore in Sydney.

Eight months after the Wallabies thrilled and spilled their way to a World Cup final under the charismatic coaching of Michael Cheika, they wear an entirely different honour.

Barrett fills boots as All Blacks sweep Wales

On the rampage: Julian Savea.

All Blacks five-eighth Beauden Barrett grabbed two tries in his 26 point haul as the All Blacks completed a series sweep over Wales with a 46-6 third test victory at Otago Regional Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday.

Cheika and Wallabies have got work to do

Downcast: Wallabies captain Stephen Moore and teammates look dejected after losing the series in Melbourne.

With the Cook Cup in the hands of the English, Michael Cheika and co. will be scrambling to try to come up with how best to address the deficiencies the Wallabies showed during the series in time for an onslaught from New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.

The 10 most influential players in rugby

Cream of the crop: From the veterans to the rookies, here are the new leaders of the game.

The next generation of superstars has emerged and while judgments about the 'best' players will always be subjective, these are the 10 men we think rise above the rest.