Michael Cheika

Michael Cheika Wallabies, Argentina beat All Blacks, 2027 Rugby World Cup, Will Genia, Eddie Jones, video

Will Genia has played under three Wallabies coaches, another two for Queensland, but one thing separates Michael Cheika from the rest: his “winners’ mindset”. It is in part why Genia believes Cheika will one day return to coach the Wallabies, perhaps as soon as the 2027 World Cup. “I can see it and I would …

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Wallabies vs Springboks, team news, Allan Alaalatoa, scrum clock, Andrew Kellaway, video

The heat is slowly building on Dave Rennie, but ahead of Saturday’s clash against the Springboks in Adelaide senior Wallabies prop Allan Alaalatoa says the playing group has “got to be accountable” after their horror last-start. From spilling balls to falling off tackles, the Wallabies were dreadful against Michael Cheika’s Los Pumas in Argentina earlier …

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Wallabies coaching change, Matt Taylor departs, Jason Gilmore, Brad Davis, Waratahs, London Irish, video

Waratah’s assistant Jason Gilmore is the leading candidate to join the Wallabies, after defense coach Matt Taylor left his post after two-and-a-half years. It comes as two Super Rugby franchises chase former Australian-born British rugby league player and current London Irish assistant coach Brad Davis to fill the defense role. While Scott Fardy is also …

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Bernard Foley set for recall, selection, squad, Dave Rennie

Bernard Foley – the 71 Test playmaker – is expected to be called into the Wallabies squad, when Dave Rennie announces his squad for The Rugby Championship. Foley was at Rugby Australia on Wednesday and it’s understood he has undergone medical tests to help give selectors an indication of his physical condition. It’s believed Rennie …

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New Zealand Rugby board slammed for Ian Foster coaching fiasco, Rugby Championship, news

Australian coach Matt Williams has joined the chorus of rugby identities, including former New Zealand Rugby boss David Moffett, in slamming the current administration for keeping Ian Foster in limbo regarding his future as All Blacks. Despite prevailing over a thrilling 35-23 victory over the Springboks at Ellis Park in the second round of the …

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Wallabies vs Argentina, The Rugby Championship 2022, news, team, Los Pumas, James O’Connor, Samu Kerevi, Quade Cooper injury

Dave Rennie has turned to James O’Connor to fill the void left by Quade Cooper, as one of four changes to the starting side to face Los Pumas for the second leg of their Argentina tour. The Rugby Championship Test against Argentina shapes as a pivotal one in the 32-year-old’s career, with his reputation at …

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Wallabies forced into more changes for Argentina Test, Hunter Paisami injury, Quade Cooper, video

The Wallabies will be forced to go to the well again, with Hunter Paisami expected to be ruled out of their second Rugby Championship Test against Michael Cheika’s Los Pumas in San Juan. It’s understood the centre, who laid on the Wallabies’ bonus point win with a sublime run and offload in the final play …

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Rugby Championship, Michael Hooper leave, mental health, explained, Australia return to play

When Michael Hooper withdrew less than 48 hours before the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship opener in Argentina, it shocked the world. An outpouring of support was issued across the globe from Will Carling to Karmichael Hunt, as it was revealed that Hooper’s “mindset” was not right and he would miss the Test and fly home. Yet …

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Stephen Larkham Australian rugby ‘regret’, Brumbies, Munster, Michael Cheika sacking

Exclusive: Stephen Larkham says he “regretted” moving into the Wallabies program full-time but believes he is a “better coach” for having endured the highs and lows of international coaching as he prepares to take over the Brumbies once more. Larkham, the World Cup-winning Wallaby and Australian great, returned home to Canberra a month ago after …

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Wallabies vs Argentina, team news, Jed Holloway, Michael Cheika, Quade Cooper, video

As the Wallabies come to grips with the loss of Samu Kerevi for the year, Dave Rennie is considering going in with an extra forward on his bench against Michael Cheika’s coached Pumas on Sunday (AEST). Most Tests are won up front, but in Mendoza against a physical Los Pumas pack, who will likely flood …

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