Spare a thought for Michael Cheika.

The departing Wallabies coach has not had an easy time of it in Japan and the fallout from his team's limp exit from the Rugby World Cup over the weekend has been equal parts heartbreaking and riveting to follow.

Cheika quit as coach only hours after Australia were comprehensively dumped out by England in their quarter-final clash on Saturday, a result that saw the Aussies plummet to a record low seventh on the world rankings (behind Japan) bringing down the curtain on his controversial five-year stint in charge.


True to form, Cheika aimed