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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Cheika identifies ideal replacement for Stephen Larkham

England attack coach under Martin Johnson Brian Smith could take the role with the Wallabies

Jake White left hanging by ARU after approach to replace Michael Cheika

Rugby Australia chief executive Raelane Castle cancels phone call

Michael Cheika needs to bridge the gap to the All Blacks, says ARU chief

“I don’t think it’s about changing what we’ve got, it’s about what can we bring”

Michael Cheika must find remedy for tactical shortcomings

A crux of high penalty counts and finding a replacement for the retired Stephen Moore

Michael Cheika picks power over playmaker in Wallabies midfield

Samu Kerevi gets the nod to start at inside centre alongside Tevita Kuridrani

TEAM: Cheika hands starting debuts to young trio for Springboks clash

By Adam Ellis Australia head coach Michael Cheika has backed flanker Jack Dempsey to pack a punch in the Wallabies back row when they take on South Africa in Bloemfontein on Saturday. 23-year-old Dempsey is one of three players to get their first starts as Izack Rodda pairs up with Adam Coleman at lock, while […]

Bath reap benefits from Cheika snub with Ben Tapuai

Ben Tapuai admits leaving Australia left him “scared” but says a fresh start was necessary after being snubbed by Wallabies boss Michael Cheika. Talented Tapuai, 28, has proved a revelation in Bath’s midfield since joining the Recreation Ground outfit in November, with a man-of-the-match display in last week’s dramatic 32-30 victory over Northampton highlighting his […]

Jeremy Guscott: England must rebuild their pack the way Michael Cheika rebuilt his Australians

My big concern from England’s World Cup is that we saw a decline in their core strengths at the scrum and line-out. Those elements have to be rebuilt in much the same way as Michael Cheika dealt with his Australian scrum. It is that brutal. It is not a great advert for English rugby when […]

Nick Cain gets the lowdown on Wallaby coach Michael Cheika

Bob Dwyer is a member of one of rugby union’s most exclusive clubs as one of the seven coaches who have won the World Cup. He will be hoping that one of his former proteges, the current Wallaby coach Michael Cheika, will join him as the eighth part of that tiny elite coaching group by […]

Peter Jackson’s column: Winning is same in any language for Michael Cheika

Michael Cheika speaks French, Italian and Arabic. He is also known to be fluent in coarse Anglo-Saxon and looks forward to leaving England or Wales lost for words at Twickenham this autumn. An imposing figure in any language, Australia’s head coach is rapidly nursing the Wallabies back to such robust health that they might conceivably […]

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