Oct 18, 2014 at 10am UK at ‚ÄčBrisbane
Australia
28-29
New Zealand
Phipps (12'), Foley (38'), Ashley-Cooper (44')
FT
Jane (15'), Coles (36'), Smith (69'), Fekitoa (80')

Ewen McKenzie resigns as Wallabies coach

McKenzie resigns as Wallabies coach
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Under-fire Australia coach Ewen McKenzie resigns from his role after his side's narrow loss to New Zealand.

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has announced his resignation after his side narrowly lost 28-29 to New Zealand.

Under-fire McKenzie has been the subject of speculation about his private life and player discontent in the Wallabies camp.

Gutsy Australia were seconds away from victory in Brisbane before a last-minute try from Malakai Fekitoa.

Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver said in a statement: "I did not ask Ewen to resign, but understand his decision.

"He informed me this morning of his intention to resign, regardless of tonight's result."

McKenzie has denied claims that he was involved in an intimate relationship with a female staff member who resigned last week.

Malakai Fekitoa of the All Blacks celebrates scoring the winning try during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on October 18, 2014
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