Rob Kearney: Michael Cheika really enjoyed giving me a hard time


My first game for Leinster in 2005 was Michael Cheika’s first game in charge. I was still in the academy. “This is going to be brilliant for you!” Dad had said to me when he heard that Michael Cheika and David Knox were replacing Declan Kidney. “Two young Aussies who don’t care about what age their players are.” Dad got that one partially right.Cheika, as it turned out, was a no-nonsense Australian. If you got past the gruff exterior there was just a gruff interior. He quickly… Rob Kearney: Michael Cheika really enjoyed giving me a hard time