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What about Cummins?

The Australian ODI team needs an all-rounder at No.8

Everything falls under CA. Similar to the NZ model.

Alignment and centralisation: Sounds great, but will it work for Wallabies?

I would like to see Turner given a go. He is actually is hitting the ball pretty well.

Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff paper over the Australian selection and tactical cracks

plus the Dorff and Richardson back from ODI’s.

At the halfway mark of BBL08, every team can win it

Tuner and Bancroft loved the spin.

At the halfway mark of BBL08, every team can win it

So Handscomb in for Finch, which is ridiculous. Rather move Finch down the order.

Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh set to be dropped for Sydney Test

Well better than not doing anything. If you consider 2019 as a lost cause, with or without Cheika, than this is better than nothing.

Cheika survives the axe as Rugby AU bring in Scott Johnson as director of rugby

and look were that has taken him

Pocock backs Wallabies coach Cheika

we all know they don’t have guts to sack the slippy goat that is Chieka. For now, I think SR is the only shining hope for Australian rugby next year. Let’s get behind our SR teams, and hope for some genuine competition.

Rugby Australia is turning into Fort Freefall

Bring in Johan Ackermann.

Rassie Erasmus to stand down as Springboks coach after World Cup

Sadly, I think RA don’t have it in them to sack Chieka. He will be there until the world cup, and I really hope, that he walks away gracefully. Even by some miracle, we make it as far as 2015, lets hope RA don’t extend the contract 🙂

Only optimism for Wallabies fans lies with December decisions

Chieka picks the side, he picks the assistants, he picks who plays in which position, he picks the game plan. He has had 4 years to sort anything out, but in that time he gave players like Ned, Phillps, Foley, Beale and even ACC more chances than anyone in any level of rugby would. He closed the door on players such as Quade, Higgonbottom, Fardy, White and many more. You can try and shift the blame to the admin of RA, but at the end of the day, the coach sets what happens during the 80mins and he has failed multiple times.

It's trendy to just blame Cheika, but you'd be wrong

I am starting to see why so many good players left for the overseas market under Chieka.

Why the answers for Australian rugby are blowin’ in the wind

I still think Hansen is playing a game, not revealing his true colours until next year. RM to 10, BB to 15, Smith on the wing and DMAC as supersub. Crotty/ALB with SBW/Laumpe/Goodhue.

Who is the foxiest coach in world rugby?

Is it at all possible having some of the SR coaches come together at the end of the SR season and combine forces. ie Wessels as head coach, Thorn as forwards coach, etc. Surely, the players would have more understanding of the plays etc. Even if it is just for the WC. Even let the players run the plays themselves.

England loss confirms Wallabies are no closer to RWC success

This is the issue, The NSW faithful is so set on an NSW man to be at the top, that they will take Australian Rugby to the pits, as long as NSW is represented at the top.

Sacking Michael Cheika won't solve the endemic Wallaby problems

So you want cheaters in the game?

Cricket Australia rejects appeal to lift bans for Warner, Smith and Bancroft

Lets not through the baby out with the bathwater. Hansen has repeatedly said that they are experimenting with tactics. It may be to throw off the others during the WC, as they have only previous games to look at, and Hansen is showing a massive red herring atm. I still think Richie at 10, with Barret and Smith in the Back is the AB’s best combination.

Irish give New Zealand a bitter pill to swallow

That is where I am at with Cheika. Only a serious flogging from England may chance RA stance on supporting him.

Take the win, acknowledge the issues, gear up for England

This may be the 1st time I am shouting for England.

Take the win, acknowledge the issues, gear up for England

Can we be friends, because I like the way you think?

Wallabies player ratings vs Italy

AB’s defence is not the issue. It is their attack, and that rest with Barrets inability to handle pressure. He keeps shovelling the ball on. Richie needs a proper crack at 10, and shift Barret back to the bench for a little to get some much-needed urgency up his butt. B.Smith is the worlds best FB, playing on the wing.

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

An Australian talking about the Haka. Pointless.

I'm totally over the Haka

so the men keep propping up the woman’s game.

AFLW player wages to rise under new deal

This is the best team to get Cheika fired. Go Italy.

Michael Cheika's mixed selections for Italy