Cheika firming as favourite for Waratahs coaching role
There’s speculation around today, fueled by a piece in today’s SMH by Greg Crowden, that Michael Cheika will be the new coach of the Waratahs.
In a decision that is sure to please outspoken Roar columnist, David Campese, who has championed Cheika for the position through his Roar columns, the SMH reports that other potential candidates for the position have already been discreetly informed that they have missed out on the job.
Cheika, who travelled from France to interview for the position, has impressed the Waratahs appointment panel with his visions for the team and the style of rugby they will adopt.
Given his strong ties to the local rugby community through his own playing days for Randwick, he will be a popular selection to lead the Waratahs away from the uninspiring and unattractive brand of rugby they have shown over the past few seasons – if the rumours are indeed true.