Ricky Stuart, in the immediate aftermath of Australia’s 34-20 defeat to New Zealand:
Please don’t make this about Australia. Show some journalistic ability and promote New Zealand.
A very gracious answer, which makes it all the much harder to understand this. I just assumed after Wayne Bennett was forced out after the 2005 Tri-Nations final defeat that losing a final was an automatic sacking from the Kangaroos job (incidentally, how smug must Bennett be feeling now?). If these accusations against Stuart are true it only compounds matters and he must be seriously questioning his job security right now.