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Michael Cheika Rues “Disrespectful” Folau As Sacking Looms

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Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments look to have ruled him out of selection ahead of the Rugby World Cup according to Wallabies head coach, Michael Cheika. Last week, Folau posted a message to Instagram stating that “Hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. As Folau’s future with Australia hangs in the balance, Cheika criticised the 30-year-old following …

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Eddie Jones: Lions Head Coach Is An “Ambassador Job”

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Eddie Jones has dismissed the role of head coach of the British & Irish Lions as an “ambassador job” in a subtle dig at Warren Gatland. Speaking to the Brisbane Courier Mail, the England head coach also refused to rule out the possibility of succeeding Michael Cheika as the Australian boss. Current Wales head coach, Warren Gatland, has guided the …

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Wallabies Sack Attack Coach With World Cup On The Horizon

Stephen Larkham has been removed from his position of Wallabies attack coach and will now take up a new job as a national high-performance coach advisor.  According to reports, tensions have been simmering between head coach Michael Cheika and Larkham with the latter understood not to have been able to implement his strategies on the team as the Wallabies averaged …

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Cheika Survives Axe But Must Work Under New Director Of Rugby

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Under-siege Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has survived the axe but will have to report to Scott Johnson who was Monday recruited from Scotland to assume the new role of director of rugby. Governing body Rugby Australia also announced that Cheika must work with a three-man selection panel — himself, Johnson and an independent — in an overhaul to halt the …

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Michael Cheika Survives Axe But Has Powers Significantly Reduced

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Michael Cheika will survive the axe as Wallabies coach but his powers will be curtailed with Scotland-based Scott Johnson appointed the director of rugby above him, a report said Friday. Cheika has faced a mounting backlash from dismayed fans and former players after winning just four of Australia’s 13 Tests this year. Despite the dire results and a slide to …

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Michael Cheika ‘Has To Go’ According To Wallabies Legend

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Wallabies legend Matt Burke has urged Rugby Australia to axe Michael Cheika along with his coaching staff after a review was announced into their positions less than a year before the World Cup. The two-time world champions have won just four Tests this year and slipped to sixth in the world rankings, heaping pressure on Cheika as a sense of …

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Michael Cheika’s Future To Be Decided By Christmas

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Rugby Australia will decide the fate of under-fire Michael Cheika and his coaching staff “ahead of Christmas”, chairman Cameron Clyne said Monday after an end-of-season review, following a disappointing year for the team. Cheika has been under growing pressure after a poor season, with recent losses to England and Wales, and an uninspiring win over Italy. In a brief statement …

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Michael Cheika Defiant Despite Upheaval In Wallabies Camp

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Australia coach Michael Cheika insisted the Wallabies were fully committed to the cause after his extraordinary revelation on the eve of their 2018 finale against England that two veteran backs had been dropped for inviting women into their hotel room. The breach of team discipline involving Adam Ashley-Cooper and Kurtley Beale occurred after Australia’s 9-6 defeat by Wales in Cardiff …

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Kurtley Beale And Adam Ashley-Cooper Dropped After Breaking Team Rules

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Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper have been dropped from the Wallabies squad ahead of their final Test match against England at Twickenham this Saturday.  It is alleged that both Beale and Ashley-Cooper brought women back to the team hotel after Australia’s 9-6 loss to Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff two week’s ago. According to a report in Australia’s …

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All Blacks’ Boss Hansen Leaps To Defence Of Under-Fire Cheika

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen launched an impassioned defence of Wallabies rival Michael Cheika, pointing to how Manchester United stuck with Alex Ferguson before an unprecedented run of football success. After Hansen and Cheika named their teams for this weekend’s Bledisloe Cup clash in Japan, the All Blacks coach offered support to his opposite number, who survived calls for his …

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Rugby Australia Chief Says Michael Cheika’s Job Is Safe

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika on Tuesday won the backing of his bosses who pledged their support ahead of next year’s World Cup despite a dismal run of defeats deemed “not acceptable”. Australia have now lost six of their past seven games, and ceded the Bledisloe Cup to New Zealand for the 16th consecutive year after a 40-12 hammering in Auckland …

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Cheika Says Wallabies On Course, Despite Losses

Australia coach Michael Cheika has acknowledged fans have a right to be angry after yet another Bledisloe Cup disappointment but insisted he is still the right man to lead the Wallabies. Australia are on the verge of handing the All Blacks a 16th straight Bledisloe series victory after a second-half capitulation saw them lose 38-13 in the opening fixture in …

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Injuries Force Australia Changes Against All Blacks

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been forced to revamp his front row and gamble on an untested centres pairing for Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand. Australia are desperate for a win at ANZ Stadium in a fixture that doubles as the first Bledisloe Cup Test, but were dealt a blow when loose-head Scott Sio failed a fitness test. …

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