Cheika immediately made the decision to drop the pair from this weekend's match, costing Beale the chance to wear the Wallabies' indigenous jersey at Twickenham, but had hoped to keep the sanction under wraps so as not to distract from team preparation. I think that's something we really need to do tomorrow and we'll love it too.
Australian rugby players Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper have been dropped by head coach Michael Chieka after breaking team protocols in the aftermath of their recent Wales defeat.
One of the women was Ashley-Cooper's sister-in-law, and the players were turned in by a leadership group fronted by captain Michael Hooper.
Cheika, the only coach to have won both the Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere premier club competitions (the 2009 European Cup with Leinster and the 2014 Super Rugby trophy with the Waratahs), says there are other players who could well come into the squad, including bringing back a few from European clubs.
"No there isn't any wider cultural issue, this is a situation where two boys brought some friends and family back into their hotel without thinking of the implications of that, because they were friends and family", she said. They're the small things I think we've got to clamp down on. That's the way it is.
"It's a relatively minor team rule we have".
Beale and Ashley-Cooper apologised to teammates early this week and set about helping them prepare.
Winning just four out of their nine Test matches this year, against Argentina, South Africa, Ireland and Italy, the former Wallaby said the Australians need to build up a repertoire against stronger teams to contend for the 2019 World Cup title. But they've done nothing to hurt anybody else.
Castle was asked if all of Cheika's assistant coaches; Stephen Larkham, Nathan Grey, Simon Raiwalui and Mick Byrne, were safe and she replied: "I would like to stand by the review process, we'll do that with Michael".
Australia have suffered significant disruption after their breakdown master David Pocock was ruled out of Saturday's final November global against England at Twickenham and two players were not considered for a breach of team protocol.
"Sceptics might be laughing but, give us a few months, and we'll get ourselves together, don't worry".
Talismanic Wallabies back-rower David Pocock has been ruled out Saturday's clash with England after failing a late fitness test.
"You've got to have the bad bits".
Instead, because of the breach, Cheika has been forced to pick two specialist wingers in Sefanaia Naivalu and Marika Koroibete as reserves, leaving their playmaking stocks vulnerable should Matt Toomua or Bernard Foley get injured.