Australia Abort Call With Shock Michael Cheika Replacement After Story Leaks
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Rugby Australia (RA) has reportedly pulled the plug on a scheduled phone call with former Springboks coach Jake White to discuss the possibility of replacing currently Wallabies coach Michael Cheika after the story leaked to the media.
The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting RA chief executive Raelene Castle was due to talk to White today, at the World Cup wining coach’s request, but that conversation will no longer happen.
“Raelene was approached by Jake for a conversation but the call as reported will not be going ahead,” an RA spokesman said.
White has also reportedly offered his services to Japan, while RA are set to meet on December 10 to discuss Cheika’s future as Wallabies head coach after a disastrous season which saw him win just four of their 13 Tests.
Fairfax Media understands that RA has in mind current Scotland director of rugby Scott Johnson for a similar role with the Wallabies under an overhauled high performance model designed to make the Test environment a more collaborative set-up.