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  • 28 April 2019
    Australias top stars insist Michael Cheika will reserve all his fury for his misfiring Wallabies -- not England boss Eddie Jones.Wallabies head coach Cheika has traded a clutch of verbal volleys with England counterpart Jones in the build-up to Saturdays Twickenham Test clash.Ex-Australia coach Jones lit the fuse by claiming Australia scrummage illegally, before Cheika struck back, asserting his old Randwick teammate has tarnished his reputation in his homeland.Taskmaster Australia boss Cheika has been tipped to focus on living up to his hardman reputation with his squad this week however, rather than waste time being wound up by Jones media tactics.Well you havent seen anything, if you reckon Cheiks fired up in a media conference, said Wallabies lock Rob Simmons, of Cheikas famous no-nonsense coaching approach.I havent really noticed any difference in his mood, because he gets stuck into us forwards every day.Australia botched a host of chances in Saturdays 27-24 defeat to Ireland in Dublin -- and fly-half Bernard Foley admitted those errors have left Cheika fuming, not Jones media volleys.I think Cheiks pretty fired up in every meeting we have with him, so theres not much change there, said Foley.Hes far more disappointed over the loss on the weekend.We watched the review yesterday and it wasnt that pretty. We left a lot of opportunities out there and left a lot of chances that we just didnt take.And that was the disappointing thing.It took us 35 minutes to get into the game. Against a quality side like Ireland you cant afford to do that.We created a lot of opportunities and we didnt start playing footy until half an hour in, or that second half.So thats something weve addressed and have to be better at.When this sides playing good footy we match it with anyone in the world.But we have to do that for the full 80 minutes rather than just one half of rugby; thats not enough at this level.Its such a big occasion playing England at Twickenham, they are going really well, and its a great challenge for us. So thats where the excitement comes from.Playmaker Foley masterminded Australias 33-13 thumping of England that dumped the hosts out of the World Cup at Twickenham in 2015.Now the 27-year-old will be desperate to inflict yet more pain on England, especially after new boss Jones led his side to a three-nil Test series win in Australia in June.While Foley has rejected the idea of revenge for the Wallabies June humbling down under, he believes Cheikas side have matured since the summer series.A lot of guys were on debut or in Test footy for the first set-up back in June, said Foley, in a year where Australia have handed out 13 debuts.So just as a squad being able to gel real combinations, and just spend time together, thats been massive for us.This years been very character-building for this side, and I think thats shown.I think guys will walk away from this year having learnt a lot and will be far better in the future because of it.Weve matured a lot and now need to reap the benefits of that. 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Norwood, who had muffed a punt earlier in the game and struggled much of the time on a windy night, was set to field a Dustin Colquitt punt at the Kansas City 48-yard line, right in front of the Broncos bench area.Norwood drifted too far under the ball, which bounced off his facemask. Kansas City long-snapper James Winchester recovered at the Chiefs 41-yard line. Many players on the Broncos sideline reacted with anger and Talib took it one step further, shoving Norwood hard.It didd not escalate, as Norwood moved to sit on one of the teams benches while Talib and the Broncos defense took the field.dddddddddddd. The Chiefs did not make much of the opportunity; they had a holding penalty and ran three other plays before punting on the ensuing drive.Talib said he talked to Norwood on Monday morning.I call it playing football, just football, Talib said. Were cool. Thats football. Were brothers, we argue, we fight.Norwood also weighed in on the incident between the two.?Me and Aqib sat down one-on-one, Norwood said. Were on the same page. We squared things away.Emotions get in the way and those are things weve got to talk about, Kubiak said. Weve got to control our emotions. Its a very competitive environment down there and there was no harm intended, I can tell you that. Those two guys are fine.Asked if he was OK with what happened, Kubiak said:I want our guys to compete. We have to handle those situations better. I tell our guys all the time ... we battle together, we dont battle each other. And they understand that. ' ' '