Saturday 21 April 2018

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika scalded by 'exploding dumpling'

Michael Cheika reveals the source of his nose injury. CREDIT: WALLABIES YOUTUBE
Michael Cheika reveals the source of his nose injury. CREDIT: WALLABIES YOUTUBE

Callum Davis

Australia coach has revealed a small cut on his nose was caused by an 'exploding' dumpling on the eve of his team's match against Argentina.

Cheika's Wallabies beat the Pumas 45-20 on Saturday where the 50-year-old was sporting a small scratch on his nose.

The former Leinster coach was quizzed on the burn by bold journalist, who asked: "Is it true you got burnt by a dumpling?"

"Look I'm not having a lawsuit," Cheika joked. "I want to tell them that right now!"

Cheika was enjoying a meal at a famous Chinese restaurant in Canberra when the dumpling exploded, scalding his nose.

"It was beautiful food but yes I did get scalded by one. I'd love to say it was from training, don't worry," Cheika said.

The last time Cheika took part in a match at the Canberra Stadium was in 2010 as head coach of the Waratahs when he smashed a glass panel as his frustration

"It was a great experience for me because I've only had the opportunity of being the away team here, it was a great feeling being the home team, unreal, I really enjoyed it," Cheika said.

Israel Folau twice went over the whitewash as Australia ran in six tries to inflict Argentina's consecutive defeat.

The full-back found himself at the centre of a social media storm on Wednesday after voicing his opposition to same-sex marriage

Folau said: "I love and respect all people for who they are and their opinions. but personally, I will not support gay marriage."

Argentina have now lost 13 of their last 15 international fixtures since beating South Africa in Salta a year ago.

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