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If there was good time to go, I guess that would be it.
Congratulations on a fine career, both as an All Black and Highlander.
It been a pleasure to watch how you conducted yourself on and off the field.
At least there will be one more season.

All Blacks star Ben Smith heading to France... after the World Cup

True, what was thinking…..

Rugby Australia: No guarantees on Cheika

Do you not think that they have done this already

Rugby Australia: No guarantees on Cheika

Because nothing will change or at least nothing that will make a difference

Rugby Australia: No guarantees on Cheika

I would say it’s embarrassing for you guys and you should be justifiably outraged. It would definitely seem that stalling tactics are being employed and he will be in charge come Japan. It’s probably verification how broke they are because all the evidence was and is clear and plain to see. Hardly neede 7 hours.

Rugby Australia: No guarantees on Cheika

Sorry Jean, the above was forKangas

A role for White, but not as Wallabies head coach

Are there any Australians in the Socceroos

A role for White, but not as Wallabies head coach

A bit tough Rodger, this is an opinion article (not really based on fact) and would say one designed to fire up the Roarers. There are many on this site. IMO Fionn(which is actually Fionn’s opinion because he said it first) has said best above why would Australia want a Head Coach that is sub stabdard and deliberately reject a better one with a tried and proven record.
Now if there arn’t any available to contract, I don’t see anything wrong with short term, preformance based contracts for up and commers. Still need to look at, at a minimum International assisstants before successfully club coaches though (Ozzy or Internationals).
But the way RA are going they just may be looking at Proffesser Highandmighty from the powder bum finishing school for boys.

A role for White, but not as Wallabies head coach

Can anyone tell me what Izzy’s contract is worth.

England loss confirms Wallabies are no closer to RWC success

You do realise that all the points you mentioned re the players short comings always in any sport fall back on the coach. Nothing new there. How can you defend the indefensible. Daviyour not a member of the Flat Earth Society ste you.

Sacking Michael Cheika won't solve the endemic Wallaby problems

100% the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island flags are officially recognised by the Commonwealth of Australia.

Sacking Michael Cheika won't solve the endemic Wallaby problems

That just does not make sense, in any context of what KFar commented.
What’s going on down up there today……

Sacking Michael Cheika won't solve the endemic Wallaby problems

It really doesn’t do anyone any good that articles like this are published.
Skills under par???? Whose issue is that, not Cheika you say. If his job description is “Head Coach”, there really can’t be a lot to argue with.
Maybe it the selection of the under par players, oh wait, he is the sole selector.
As for your List of World Class Players, for me Pocock and Genia would be it and let’s face it, they going ok but both have been struggling for form, Genia especially but Pocock has definitely lost a yard or 2, but still stands out. The fact that can happen shows just where Cheika sits sand his ability as Head Coach/Sole Selector. Your way of thing is a perfect example of what is wrong in Australian Rugby, IMO…..

Sacking Michael Cheika won't solve the endemic Wallaby problems

Funny but I’ve posted this before, every rugby country wants MC in the top job because they know exactly what they are going to get.
Loses are far easier to take when a team is in a rebuilding phase and it is never too late. When small gains are made consistently hope springs eternal. With RWC just around the corner, some would say it’s too late, that’s rubbish. The argument around coaching the cattle you’ve got, also rubbish.
There is plenty of talent in Australia, the real issue has been Cheika’s ability to recognise it and develop it.
A simplified game plan (to suit players), intense skills work (set piece and basic), the inform players selected (in their position of expertise) and wouldn’t take long to turn a lot of the issues around at least show improvement. It’s a bugger of a situation for you guys.

When I was writing this I notice the Farrell’s shoulder on Rodda.
I wonder if MC looked at it and said “Mr Rodda, that is the worst body height of an attaching ball carrying forward that I have ever seen, the fact a first five could sit you down like that inches from scoring, you should be ashamed”.

There is only one reason Cheika’s rival coaches want him to stay

Thanks why I saw. But I didn’t see him go for a head check

England stuff the Wallabies - again

Mate I really think there can’t be anymore excuses can there. Surely Castle will be clearing the schedule for interviews.

England stuff the Wallabies - again

What would make you think that

England stuff the Wallabies - again

Care full Bluey, there is shades of Connor there.
Congrates on getting the big man back and hope he goes well for you and us.

The biter bit: Ireland wrong-foot the All Blacks in Dublin

Yep, well observed Harry, it may be basic, but it goes to show that not much has changed in a couple of hundred years of rugby.

The biter bit: Ireland wrong-foot the All Blacks in Dublin

They all count but definitely here you Kane.

The Wrap: It's 'About Schmidt' as Ireland plan and execute perfectly

Yep, not me either. Insecurity, I’m not sure why you would think that.
Loved the game, the Irish were awesome. I will say IMO so were the AB’s. Both sides made minor errors, neither side score from them. Couple of unlucky bounces for both. It had everything but points.
I do think it will good for AB’s dropping that one, as Geoff said, they will look closely at what happened and try to improve on it. Personally I can’t see how much improvement there will be given the human factor. I really can’t see with the defence of both sides how there were going to be many more points.
But as Connor has indicated, we should be doing more with the Refs. Maybe i’ll drop Barnsy ome Oysters before the next game, it may help….

The Wrap: It's 'About Schmidt' as Ireland plan and execute perfectly

Yep Shane, this is the problem most are talking about.
You can’t compare the decisions made by Read and the ones Hopper makes.
The rational Hopper expressed was probably spot on the stupidity of it was probably 80% Foley kicked the points against probably a generous 35-40% chance where going to secure the ball from a lineout and use it in a set move/play. They might have been better off tapping it…..

Lost: Wallabies’ game management nous

Mitch you and Stu have nailed it.
The Hookers are part of the problem, sure, but only part.
It always makes me laugh when we here, “the lineout was a bit off this week” or “yes we will fix that up for next week”. Let me tell you lacey shorts, rope on a soap backs, there are more moving parts than a skip 1 scissors routine or alike. Mitch you obliviously have good insight into the Tah’s and training seasons do you think this is consistent through the Australian system. What I mean is the willingness to go the extra mile and only individually but collectively. As you say Hoppers intent was there but not really getting a result as timing the throw with accuracy, along with, the timing of the jump, timing of the lift, with the support of the lift, blocking and then the release or drive are all equally part of lineout success. By the way who calls the lineout and who is the second caller, as someone said above some very poor calls were made later in the game, I don’t think Hopper can be blamed for that.

Lost: Wallabies’ game management nous

Guys take breath. There is a lot of looking back history going on. It’s not really relevant now is it. Don’t make a kiwi or an Ausy bashing. Macqueen would be good pick regardless of his record 100 years ago. If you guys think shag is rubbish good on ya’s that is your opinion but I think we can all agree that your current coach is a disaster.

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

It could likely be one of those situations where money doesn’t talk. Who would have ever said that

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play