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Who should take over as the next Wallabies coach?

Who should succeed Michael Cheika? (Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Much to the relief of certain sections of the Australian rugby fandom, Michael Cheika handed in his notice at the end of the Rugby World Cup.

His departure ushers in a new era at the Wallabies, with several big names finding themselves in the rumour mill for Cheika’s replacement.

With the latest chapter of Australian rugby one of the darker ones, the next appointment will be one of the most important ones in Wallabies history. It’ll be as much about selling hope to suffering Wallabies fans as it will be about making the best appointment.

So, which of the rumoured replacements are a smart choice? Who should Rugby Australia avoid? Who isn’t actually in the running despite being amongst the rumours?

Eddie Jones? Dave Rennie? Or someone else entirely?

We got Roar rugby expert Geoff Parkes on the Game of Codes podcast to comb through the candidates and make a call on who the smart choices are and, ultimately, who should take the reins in 2020.

Listen to the debate:

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