Rugby Union - Cheika tells world to 'stay at it' in pursuit of All Blacks

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- Australia coach Michael Cheika said the only way for the rest of international rugby to keep pace with world champions New Zealand was by sheer dogged persistence. The All Blacks became the first team to win back-to-back World Cups, and the first to lift the trophy three times, when they beat Cheika's Wallabies 34-17 in a thrilling Twickenham final. "You just stay at it: keep trying to improve, keep testing yourself again," said Cheika. "We're lucky we get to play them regularly and test ourselves. You've got to mark yourself against the best and I think we've made good ground over the last 12 months."

AFP