Jason Little (69)
Salta is 1,152 m above sea level. Is that enough to affect the ball? It's not terribly high.Everyone fan and juorno watching the half time spray from Cheika, and the second half reversal automatically and rather simplisticly draw the conclusion that one lead to the other. Yet 2 quotes after the game by players, Foley “ ive had him for a while, so I have been on the end of a few of them” and DHP “ obviously there were some stern words, from Cheik which we’re use to”.
Watch the tape of the dressing room again but focus on the players not Cheika. There is no fear or motivation there. Cheika motivation can’t claim that win. As the players said themselves they have heard it before from Cheika. If it didn’t help in the previous games lost why now? The Wallabies went out and threw the game plan out the window and just played thier roles. Foley kicking in distance immeasurably assisted by altitude, played simple straight direct rugby, and Argentina missed thier general at 10.
Glad they won and glad they discovered basic rugby. But to say that Cheika has them back on track or that his role was the catalyst for the revival is wishful thinking.