Wallabies' Cheika speaks with viral fan

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has reached out to the rugby supporter whose drunken social media critique of the Wallabies went viral.

The Wallabies coach described Jack Quigley’s appraisal, after Saturday’s Test loss to Scotland, as “pretty confronting” for players and admitted he shared the same emotions.

Cheika had a long phone conversation with Quigley on Monday after the fan’s Facebook post, which he said he wrote after 16 beers, attracted more than 40,000 likes and almost 5000 shares.

“I think that’s important, that you talk to the fans,” Cheika told reporters.

“I don’t think it’s too far away from what some of us were feeling as well.