Wallabies coach Michael Cheika uses his school rugby skills as a guinea pig to refine his renewed World Cup project. For live action, you can buy Rugby World Cup Tickets.
Announced publicly for the 1st time since the appointment of Scott Johnson to the newly-created position of rugby director in December. Cheika told the podcast Gold Rugby and Green to expect changes in Japan later this year.
Rugby Australia has not yet found a substitute for Stephen Larkham, the attacking coach. But did not stop Cheika from using schoolchildren and foals to play with new systems.
“There are things we will look at in our game this year that will be a bit different, We went through this with different groups of people just to get opinions and we proposed what I think are very good developments or changes in the game,” Cheika said.
We tried them, we had some schools, teams of foals, and we had some training sessions with them to see what works, what does not work.
The things we’re ready to change in our attack versus the ones we’re ready to change into defense, just to see what it’s like to train him. 2015 World Cup finalists, Australia slipped to sixth place in the world rankings after a frustrating 2018 season that led to Johnson’s nomination.
However, Cheika has benefited from the shape of the country’s four Super Rugby franchises, which has said it has seen great competitiveness against South African and New Zealand rivals this season.
“There is a lot to build but some very positive signs and this should give the players good confidence,” he said.
Cheika, who was flying to Europe-based Wallabies, also lost her name. Harry Hockings of Rebels No.8 Isi Naisarani and Melbourne flanker Brad Wilkin as potential candidates who impressed him this year.
The Wallabies will play 5 tries before their World Cup match against Fiji in September.
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