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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 […]

Nick Cain looks at the way Michael Cheika is trying to rebuild the Australian scrum

Australian have traditionally struggled to match South Africa for size and strength, but Michael Cheika is on a mission to change that. We will get an early indicator of whether the new coach’s rebuilt Wallabies – including a recast scrum – will be a juggernaut, or road-kill, when they face their first serious examination against […]

Jeremy Guscott’s column: Michael Cheika can bring best out of talented Wallabies

If we know one thing about Australia it’s that they frequently get it right for World Cups. A lot of their coaches have had an edge about them, and they tend to make good decisions at the right times. That was true of Wallaby coaches like Bob Dwyer, Rod Macqueen and Eddie Jones, and at […]

Michael Cheika ‘can turn Wallabies into World Cup winners’

Brian Smith and Dean Mumm back appointment of Super Rugby winning coach

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 […]

Cheika takes up Wallabies coaching job

Michael Cheika has been appointed Australia head coach on a three-year deal today. The news was confirmed following several days of negotiations since Ewen McKenzie resigned after Saturday’s defeat to New Zealand in Brisbane. Cheika will also remain in charge of the Waratahs for the 2015 Super Rugby season. “I am going to have to […]

England head coach Eddie Jones opens up on why he sometimes ‘paints a picture’ to opponents

Eddie Jones has hung out the bait to Warren Gatland and Michael Cheika in the past

Wallabies can turn things around in 2019, says Matt Toomua

Leicester Tigers and Australia centre throws his support behind Michael Cheika

Horwill: More international stars may follow Joe Marler’s lead

The Harlequins vice-captain also talks about Michael Cheika’s job security

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