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Michael Cheika

Michael Cheika is a former Australian rugby union player and is a Heineken Cup winning coach and entrepreneur.

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Michael Cheika disappointed to finish year on... via
Michael Cheika's Wallabies slip behind again as England have last laugh
There you go Michael Cheika - that's how you do sportsmanship. Blackcaps congratulating Steve Smith.
Australia coach Michael Cheika will be looking for improvement from the Wallabies next year after losing nine of 15 tests in 2016 but they …
: 'Weirdo' Wallaby Pocock heading back to Africa for year off Australia coach Michael Cheika will be loo…
Michael Cheika disappointed to finish year on low note but says respect is there for Eddie… (News)
coach Michael Cheika believes we need to do a better job with 'Gen Next'. Agree?.
Michael Cheika cannot keep a job getting poor results, Stephen Larkham You need to be coach
Another big call by Michael Chieka after his sides big loss to England this morning
- Michael Cheika accuses England head coach Eddie Jones of tarnishing his legacy with Australia, Michael C...
dont know what is worse?A sour Michael Cheika or a smug Eddie Jones?.nah smug Eddie Jones gotta be it..!
- Australia prepare for England Test in glorious sunshine as Michael Cheika adds spice to tie by suggestin...
Michael Cheika and the are hopeless. Third best? I rate them lower than that.
coach Michael Cheika on current form: "They're always there, or thereabouts". Praise, indeed...
with all do respect to the Head coach Michael Cheika, it's time for change starting from the training staff.
Michael Cheika has rung in the changes as the look to end the on the best possible note at Twic…
Michael Cheika goes to bed wishing he was Eddie Jones.
Wallabies' loss to England and Eddie Jones leaves Michael Cheika frustrated via
Michael Cheika's men went down to England. However, he still refused to pay them the ultimate compliment.…
Michael Cheika hesitant to label England northern hemisphere's best:
Michael Cheika laments Wallabies inability to put together an 80 minute performance | Yahoo7
Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones react to the fourth loss to England in 2016
Cheika frustrated by Wallabies' defeat to England via
Head Coach Michael Cheika talks following our final match of the 2016 season.
England equal all-time consecutive wins record...and can't imagine Eddie Jones will have enjoyed beating Michael Cheika in t…
ABC - Cheika frustrated by Wallabies' defeat to England
coach Eddie Jones has called a ceasefire in his battles with Michael Cheika.
Congratulations, as Michael Cheika said you have to play well for 80 minutes not 40. We'll get it right soon.
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Australia coach Michael Cheika has lamented the Wallabies' inability to put together a complete 80-minute perfor...
Cheika frustrated by Wallabies' defeat to England
Wallabies fall 37-21 to England, as Eddie Jones has the last laugh against Michael Cheika at Twickenham:…
| "We'll still have a cold beer after the game if he wants to come and have a chat." Eddie on the scrum, Dan Col…
Michael Cheika pinpoints failure to halt England's momentum.
Michael Cheika...the quintessence of wankery
Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones react to England win
Michael Cheika’s Wallabies end the year with 6 from 15 record. When was the last time a Wallabies coach had that record and kept his job?
Hear head coach Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika of speaking post match at Twickenham: ht…
Basic errors cost the against Do you agree with Michael Cheika?
THE GUARDIAN Michael Cheika’s Wallabies slip behind as England have last...
| Eddie Jones on Australia, Michael Cheika, and what it will take to end the year unbeaten:
England v Australia: Eddie Jones has chip on his shoulder - Michael Cheika
.breaks down Australia's use of a Michael Cheika favourite from his Leinster days:…
WATCH: Rory Best, Joe Schmidt, Josh van der Flier and Michael Cheika react to victory over Australia.…
Joe Schmidt running in his tracksuit with Ireland's backs. Michael Cheika surveys all in his suit and tie. Interesting to see differences.
Leinster lions: Joe Schmidt and Michael Cheika go head to head
Cheika says results not everything for 'improving' Wallabies. Australian coach Michael Cheika says his young Wallaby side are improving ahe…
Adam Coleman's spring tour is over, with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika confirming he has suffered a grade tour medial ligament strain.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika "The matches will only get harder on this tour".
'I'm glad he's wrong': Michael Cheika's response to former Wallaby Glen Ella after Aus win in Cardiff
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Probably a good idea to put Michael Cheika in a padded room for a few hours.
| Michael Cheika has named his team to face Argentina.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika names 33-man squad for Saturday's Springboks test in Brisbane
Not sure Michael Cheika agreed with Poite's decision against the in the
Australia coach Michael Cheika has called on his France-based foreign legion to bolster his stocks for the Rugby Championship, with five pl…
SMH:: Christian Lealiifano, Sam Carter left out of Wallabies as Michael Cheika makes changes
Hoiles believes that coach Michael Cheika will bring back European based players Adam Ashley Cooper & Matt Giteau.Experience has been missed
The Series loss to will not stop Michael Cheika from sticking to his guns https…
Michael Cheika blasts 'dull' England and Australia boss says hopefully they will play with ambition now they have…
Michael Cheika on being first Australia rugby coach to lose series to England. Impressive bloke.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika refuses to play the 'dull' England way (Sport)
Michael Cheika: England have not 'opened up' against Walla... via
don't say a word Australia coach Michael Cheika down but not out as he takes comfort from... RT
Michael Cheika: England have not 'opened up' against.. - via
Michael Cheika defends coaching beliefs after Australia lose series to England - The Guardian
Michael Cheika saying we're dull, but we beat you twice in a row at your backyard. Not many teams can say they beat Australia at home.
Australia coach Michael Cheika expects series winners England to "throw it around a little bit more" in Satur...
Michael Cheika: England are dull?? typical of the Aussies, bad losers and the most ungracious sports people in the world, get over it.
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fantastic to hear he Aussie coach slate England for being dull😂😂 beat twice in their own backyard
Michael Cheika is expecting England to ditch their dull tactics against Australia in Sydney.
Michael Cheika hoping England change their style for the third and final Test
Michael Cheika has a lot to say for a losing coach
Michael Cheika: England have not 'opened up' against Wallabies despite series win: Australia coach Michael Ch...
boss Michael Cheika muscles in on Eddie Jones’ ref meeting ahead of crucial England clash in
Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones meet referee Craig Joubert on eve of second Test
Michael Cheika has to start Will Skelton and Wycliff Palu with Taqele Nayaravoro !
The day Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika tore into the All Blacks for Randwick - via
See what Gordon Bray has to say about Eddie Jones v Michael Cheika ahead of tonight's clash:
When Galloping Greens go to war: I am intrigued and often wonder whether Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika ever ...
Australia coach Michael Cheika opens up on attempt to recruit England newboy Ben Te'o
The coach Michael Cheika tried to bring Ben Te'o back in Australia !
Michael Cheika failed to bring Ben Te'o back to Australia as 'English game has… via
Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika won't be going for pints until after their Test series
Some big brumbies bolters in wallabies squad. Joe Powell, Allan Alaalatoa and Rory Arnold in Michael Cheika's 39-man squad.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika extends contract to ... |
.coach Michael Cheika extends contract to 2019
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Michael Cheika: ‘I was petrified’: WALLABIES coach Michael Cheika has revealed that he was “petrified” upon re...
Neil Hatley wants to keep Leroy Houston despite Australia coach Michael Cheika's interest in luring him to Super…
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and former All Blacks skills coach Michael Byrne on Rugby 360, Fox Sports 2 now
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tonight 7:30pm on 502. & joined on coaches night by Michael Cheika and *** Byrne. Tune in!
have begun life without coach, Michael Cheika, by claiming a bonus point win over Queensland.
So irritating not being able to watch. Will Michael Cheika look worried though?
Sporting feat never to be matched via
If Michael Cheika is looking for fast wing options, Aidan Toua should be in the frame with out a doubt!
.are working to fill the vocal void left by Michael Cheika.
Australia coach Michael Cheika is interested in luring back Leroy Houston.
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Could Leroy Houston be lured away by Australia coach Michael Cheika.
⭐️ • Sporting feat never to be matched: ​TEN years, three codes and a scenario unlikely to be accomplis...
Daryl Gibson thought 16 years in rugby had him ready to be a head coach. Then he began working with Michael Cheika.
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Cheika targets 'lost' Aussies on Euro roadtrip via
Michael Cheika keen to keep Wallaby test veterans -
P+P: Leroy Houston on Cheika's radar for trip to Europe; Ben Te'o earns how much? NRC Thursday game to go & more.
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Michael Cheika is on a mission to bring Aussies playing abroad back home.
If Ben Teo's on $720k I'm going to have to acquire a hat so I can eat it
Leroy Houston has represented Australia 'A' against Fiji, now Michael Cheika reportedly wants to tempt him home.
News from - Leroy Houston in Michael Cheika's sights as a potential Wallaby if he returns to Super Rugby
Interesting from Cheika hoping to bring Australian players back to Super Rugby. Houston is brilliant:
Bath no.8 Leroy Houston in Michael Cheika's sights ahead of trip to Europe to talk to lost Aussie talent.
',Cheika is also planning to talk with a batch of Aussies playing overseas who he’d like to see back in Super Rugby'
Cheika targets ‘lost’ Aussies on Euro roadtrip: IT sounds more Saving Private Ryan than a rugby scoutin...
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Australia coach Michael Cheika hails utility back Kurtley Beale as 'one of our best' after continuing ...
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RFU president Jason Leonard has "categorically denied" approaching Michael Cheika about the England coaching job.
England forced to deny secret Michael Cheika approach
RFU denies making approach for Australia's Michael Cheika to replace Stuart Lancaster
England forced to deny secret approach to Michael Cheika over coaching role - The Independent
England 'target Australia coach Michael Cheika' as Stuart Lancaster reign looks over
RFU aren't looking to appoint Michael Cheika as Stuart Lancaster's successor
According to reports in Aussie media, Michael Cheika has been spoken to by RFU to take over from Stuart Lancaster. https…
RFU deny making approach for Michael Cheika to replace Stuart Lancaster
England sound out Michael Cheika to replace Stuart Lancaster, say reports
RFU 'sounds out' Australia coach Michael Cheika to replace Stuart Lancaster as England boss
RFU looking at Michael Cheika, while Down Under it's 'Poms' brazen bid to nab our coach'
The reports that RFU president Jason Leonard has 'sounded out' Michael Cheika to replace Stuart Lancaster.
Michael Cheika sounded out by RFU president Jason Leonard about the job, according to reports in Australia - story on .
RFU president Jason Leonard has sounded out Michael Cheika about becoming England coach, according to reports in Australia.
Michael Cheika being pursued by England to replace Stuart Lancaster as head coach: Lancaster’s job ...
lock Rob Simmons says he never felt comfortable under Michael Cheika but that was the best thing for him.
Think World Rugby got it all wrong when they announced Michael Cheika as the coach of the year instead of Steve Hansen...
Steve Hansen and Michael Cheika wouldn't lose to Japan in the 1st place.
I cant believe Michael Cheika edged out Steve Hansen as International Rugby coach of the year. What the?! This is a catastrophe!!
How the heck did Steve Hansen not get coach of the year?!?!? No one deserved it more than him - Michael Cheika, yeah nah. Not a good loser.
Michael Cheika coach of the year over Steve Hansen? Yeah, nah bro
Steve Hansen, coach for the misses out on coach of the year at the awards to Michael Cheika.
coach Steve Hansen misses out. Michael Cheika named coach of the year at the awards
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has missed out on the rugby coach of the year title, Michael Cheika got that one.
Michael Cheika gets coaching lesson. Hansen's AB gameplan shut out and shut down the Wallabies.
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STORY: Australia coach Michael Cheika speaks of his pride in the after their loss:
Michael Cheika: World Cup final loss can help Australia close gap on New Zealand
Wonder what Wallaby coach Michael Cheika wd say about that. Must mention to Johnny Sexton 🍀...
Pioneer spirit toughens Cheika's Rugby World Cup campaign: Michael Cheika's father was his harshest critic as ...
Michael Cheika, what a story. Robbie Deans and Ewen McKenzie both struggled before him, the Wallabies were in a pickle. Some turnaround.
Today's | Nick Cain talks to former coach Bob Dwyer about the influence of Michael Cheika on
I see Michael Cheika is defending referee Craig Joubert.. Wonder if he would if it was the other way round and he was on a p…
Protect my playmaker! - Michael Cheika tells pack to guard fly-half Bernard Foley
Michael Cheika orders to SMASH forwards and protect Bernard Foley
Cheika backs Foley to come through Wales examination: Australia coach Michael Cheika has no special plans to protect flyhalf Bernard ...
Michael Cheika shows benefit of being tested in club rugby's furna...
Calm Cheika taking it one game at a time: By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Cheika has made taking one ...
Michael Cheika: Australia underdogs for crunch World Cup clash with England
Michael Cheika insists Michael Hooper and David Pocock selection was no-brainer as Stephen Moore takes captain's run
Michael Cheika backs Michael Hooper for ‘logical approach’
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Australia coach Michael Cheika has opted for twin openside flankers in David Pocock and Michael Hooper for their World Cup P…
RuckMe: Cagey Cheika taking pack mentality to Cup: MICHAEL Cheika knows the barrage of attention the Wallabies...
demands plays a style that makes Wallaby fans proud
Cagey Cheika taking pack mentality to Cup
Rugby: USA match won't change Cheika's plan: Michael Cheika has declared his starting XV for Australia's World...
Eagles match no World Cup audition for Wallabies hopefuls: Sept 5 (Reuters) - Michael Cheika has declared his ...
Rugby World Cup 2015: Plenty for Michael Cheika's Wallabies to play for against USA
Rugby World Cup 2015: Plenty for Cheika’s Wallabies to for against USA: I…
See a different side of Head Coach Michael Cheika..
No complacency in camp, coach Michael Cheika says will offer 'stern test'
Australia coach Michael Cheika acknowledged his rugby World Cup squad selections may been seen as risky, but the 31-man squad he named on
ClubCall World Cup spots not up for grabs in USA ninemsn Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says only injury is likely…
Who is Michael Cheika going to give a rose to at halfback-No.10 v US? Or does he keep giving them to all
: Cheika’s men belong to the fans The coach ensures it’s about the Wallabies, not the individual. …
Michael Cheika was upbeat and measured heading into this weekend’s clash against the United States.
RuckMe: Video: Wallabies facing a US wrecking ball: NO wonder Michael Cheika has wrapped some of his star Wall...
Michael Cheika has made it clear only injury will change the starting side
rockstar photobombs Michael Cheika at Wallabies training ! Isn't it the players that think they are the rockstars ?
Ahead of the game against USA coach Michael Cheika says he's already decided his line-up:
.photo bombs Michael Cheika's chat with the football coach Brian Kelly!
Rugby: Aussies ramp up the heat: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is delighted second rowers Will Skelton and Ka...
Michael Cheika confirms Quade Cooper WILL be a part of the squad. Story: http:/…
Michael Cheika says he didn't know about the consistant booing from supporters at Eden Park directed at Quade Cooper
Cheika: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has played down his selection of Quade Cooper for Saturday's Bledisloe ...
STORY: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika defends selection of Quade Cooper for Bledisloe Cup showndown with All Blacks:
6 changes in a winning side. And one of them a prize dud (Cooper). Michael Cheika, you are an ***
: Cooper selection is not a 'statement' Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he wasn't trying to make a "…
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika claims he didn't know about Quade Cooper booing
coach Michael Cheika joins the panel to chat this week’s Bledisloe Cup! legend Justin Marshall also joins us.
Plenty to chat on coach Michael Cheika on the couch, as well as legend Justin Marshall. FS502 8:30pm EST
James Horwill, Michael Hooper hard luck stories as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika moves more ...
Monday on the Big Sports Breakfast: Mike Tomalaris, Aidan Guerra, Geoff Lawson, Corey Parker and Michael Cheika. Call us on 13 53 53.
.head coach Michael Cheika & James Horwill will be on at 8:30 AEST.
Will Genia looks like he is in line for a test re-call for the Wallabies after impressing Michael Cheika at training.
Quade Cooper set to start for Australia against SA: Australia head coach Michael Cheika looks set to name Quad...
MELBOURNE, July 2 (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika has included France-based backs Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell in his 40-man
"Wallabies coach Michael Cheika names Stephen Moore as captain for World Cup"
The ARU & Michael Cheika have named Bumbies hooker Stephen Moore as their skipper for the 2015 international season.
Karmichael Hunt out, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell in as Michael Cheika mulls Wallabies selection
There's obviously no love lost between old Leinster coaches Matt Williams and Michael Cheika
Had an excellent day shadowing the coaching team of Michael Cheika, Daryl Gibson & Nathan Gray at the SFS.
Dave Rennie's slammed SANZAR over its handling of the Michael Cheika saga:
SANZAR has issued formal warnings to Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika and referee Jaco Peyper. .
Raj on the money again! Michael Cheika plays 'mad scientist' to land Super 15 and World Cup double
Good stuff from Michael Cheika on Fox Sports tonight. Can't help but think he's on the right track with his Wallaby hat o…
It's all about the Tahs tonight on so far, Michael Cheika on the panel, & & Michael Hooper featured!
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Michael Cheika to thank for Sam Burgess' bid to play for England at ...
Quade Cooper slugged it out with Michael Cheika while on tour:.
Ever wanted to punch on with your coach? Well Quade Cooper did with Michael Cheika! .
Rugby | 12 things you didn't know about pending new Wallabies coach Michael Cheika | SPORTAL
Australia Head Coach Michael Cheika has made 3 changes to his starting XV for clash v England
Autumn Internationals 2014: Australia team to play England: Michael Cheika makes three changes to his side to ...
Michael Cheika flags plans to lure Will Skelton's super-sized brother Cameron back to Australia: Wallabies and...
Horne, McMahon brought in for Eng test: Australia coach Michael Cheika has made two chang... via
McMahon, Horne in for Wallabies: COACH Michael Cheika has made just two personnel changes to the Wallab...
Rob Horne gets Wallabies call as Michael Cheika continues to experiment: The Wallabies will persist with an ex...
Australia team to play England: MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika named the followi...
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Michael Cheika has made 3 changes to the starting line-up to face
Rob Horne gets Wallabies call from Cheika: The Wallabies will persist with an experimentation plan to remove a...
starts on in 20 mins. We will hear from Michael Cheika, Rory Best & Jamie Heaslip.
Ireland host the Wallabies at Lansdowne Road on Sunday, November 23. The match kicks off at 3.30am AEDT.What: Ireland v Australia When: Sunday, November 23 - 3:30am (AEDT) Where: Lansdowne Road. I can view it on: Fox Sports/Channel 10 What did they do last time? Ireland backed up their 29-15 victory over South Africa a fortnight ago with a 49-7 thumping of that great rugby powerhouse Georgia. The Wallabies suffered their first loss of the spring tour and first under new coach Michael Cheika, going down to France 29-26 in Paris. Things you need to know Ireland have suffered a blow with New Zealand-born centre Jared Payne ruled out with a foot sprain. Gordon D'Arcy starts at 12 with Robbie Henshaw shifting to outside-centre. Rory Best is battling an injury but returns to the starting side in the only change to the pack that beat South Africa. The Six Nations champs have risen to third on the IRB rankings, one spot above Australia, on the back of six straight wins. Their 14-point disposal of the Springboks t ...
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(BBC) Heaslip wary of Cheika inside track: Jamie Heaslip says Australia coach Michael Cheika will be hugely mo...
Jamie Heaslip pays tribute to former coach Michael Cheika ahead of clash
Jamie Heaslip: I can't repeat what Michael Cheika says to his teams
Jamie Heaslip's memories of Michael Cheika involve quality coaching and foul language
Michael Cheika focussing on Wallabies' consistency after loss to France ->
[Rugby] Michael Cheika's magic touch to last another week: A preview of the weekend's T...
Horwill earns starts against France: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika springs surprise by not naming bench for T...
New post: Laurie Fisher sees merit in Michael Cheika&plan for Australian Wallabies
Michael Cheika following Stuart Lancaster's lead as he aims to change Wallaby culture and make team a source of pride
Disappointed to see Ewen McKenzie leave the but Michael Cheika is a good choice as his replacement.
Michael Cheika the man to fix Ewen McKenzie and ARU's Wallabies mess | Rajiv Maharaj
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Australia name Michael Cheika as new coach following resignation of Ewen McKenzie via
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Michael Cheika named new Australia coach after Ewen McKenzie resigns - Telegraph
Michael Cheika confirmed as Australia coach in place of Ewen McKenzie
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Congrats to Michael Cheika, who has become the first active Waratahs coach to be appointed coach of the Wallabies since Greg Smith in 1996
Michael Cheika's press conference after being named coach is being REPLAYED in full here:
Favourite line from the Michael Cheika press conference - "you guys at the Daily Telegraph always looking for a headline!" With a sly grin.
Michael Cheika will transform Wallabies from the uninspiring team they are to ... - The Daily Telegraph
Michael Cheika saying all the right things on day one as a Wallaby Coach. Impressive and refreshing start. Now bring on t…
Australian rugby's worst kept secret: Michael Cheika is set to be announced as the new head coach. The Rugby World Cup next year just got more interesting!
Michael Cheika and Bill Pulver at the announcement at ARU headquarters
Don't miss the Neil Francis verdict on v in tomorrow's Indo; & talks to Michael Cheika on Kane Douglas
Waratahs not distracted by coach's issue: Having coach Michael Cheika before the SANZAR judiciary next week is...
Izzy Folau has been ruled out of the weekend's clash with the Stormers, forcing Michael Cheika to make six changes for the Round 8 clash against the Stormers in Cape Town in the early hours of Sunday morning. In a big blow for the Waratahs, who are aiming to become the first Australian team this year to score a win in Africa this weekend. They will now have to do it without the Asteron Life Super Rugby competition’s leading try scorer, who continues his recovery from a throat injury and will be replaced at fullback by Kurtley Beale. Following a tackle from Fran Steyn, Beale has recovered from a minor case of whiplash to wear number 15 for the first time in 2014. Read the full story at
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Blues and Highlanders to test Waratahs readiness. In the Waratahs second pre-season trial they will face the Blues and Waratahs assistant coach and former All Black Daryl Gibson believes it could be a promoters dream, with convert Benji Marshall making his first foray into senior rugby and he could be facing up to Kurtley Beale. It will be Michael Cheika's teams second trial match, playing the Rebels before two matches against Kiwi rivals. “Watching Benji transition from league to union will be interesting especially given the very successful debut season by Israel Folau," the former Crusaders back said. Assisting Marshall’s transformation is a young and exciting backline that has a mix of experience with Ma Nonu plus exciting youngsters Charlie Piutau and Francis Saili as well as last season’s leading try scorer in Super Rugby, Frank Halai. There’s a lot at stake in the final trial against the Highlanders at Newcastle’s Hunter Stadium. Forget what position the Highlanders finished 2013, they’ ...
Pre-season road trip for Waratahs 18th December 2013 06:23 Boss: Michael Cheika Related links Teams NSW Waratahs The Waratahs are set to hit the road in preparation for the new Super Rugby season, with their three pre-season matches having been announced. The road trip will see the Waratahs kick-off their trials on the NSW and Victorian border at Albury, before returning to Sydney's Allianz Stadium for game two. The Waratahs then head to Newcastle for their final hit-out prior to the 2014 campaign. They will face the Rebels, on the banks of the Murray River in Albury on Saturday, February 1. Next up, is Sir John Kirwan's Blues at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Friday, February 7. The Highlanders in Hunter Stadium on February 14 completes the Waratahs' pre-season program. Despite travelling close to 1500km, coach Michael Cheika is adamant they are not away games and the NSW country can expect more in the future. "They are actually home games since they are all in NSW," he told the 'Tahs website. "We will hav ...
McKenzie won't boss NSW about Folau: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he won't be instructing Michael Cheika and the Waratahs about how to use Israel Folau next season. (The West)
Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika has named four Aussie internationals in his line-up to face the Lions on Saturday. h…
This is going to be some game... As Waratahs coach Michael Cheika, who guided Leinster to Heineken Cup glory in 2009, has also warned that "anything in red that moves, we'll have a crack at", the Allianz Stadium (formerly the Sydney Football Stadium) could be in for another humdinger.
NSW Waratahs name team to face the Lions Posted on Jun 14, 2013 Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named a strong line-up to play the Lions this weekend. Released Wallaby Dave Dennis captains the team from no.8, while centre Rob Horne has also been allowed to play by Australia coach Robbie Deans. Bernard Foley, back from international 7s duty, runs the show from fly-half, and is one of the most dangerous players in this year’s Super Rugby competition. He tops the stats board for try assists, as well as being third in the clean breaks stakes. Outside him, flyer Cam Crawford has 7 tries in Super Rugby this season – one away from the top of the leaderboard – while experienced international Drew Mitchell lines up at fullback, and will be familiar with a lot of the guys he is facing. There is only one player in the entire squad without Super Rugby experience, replacement prop Sam Talaki. Waratahs Head Coach Michael Cheika said, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we want it to be something wor ...
Lets get behind the Aussies! I little history below! New South Wales were the first opponents in Australia for the Lions on 2 June, 1888. The Lions were 18-2 and 16-2 winners in the two games on that inaugural tour, but the Waratahs have beaten them four times since - in 1908, 1930, 1950 and 1959. The Lions were 41-24 victors in the last meeting at the Sydney Football Stadium in 2001. Former Leinster and Stade Francais coach Michael Cheika is the new coach of a Waratahs team boasting 13 members of the Wallaby training squad for the Lions tour. Hope to see you at Allianz Stadium!!!
Sean O'Brien anticipates his former Leinster boss Michael Cheika sending out a fired-up New South Wales...
As the Waratahs coach preparing his side to face the Reds in round two this season, Michael Cheika paid no heed to Quade Cooper's so-called defensive weaknesses.
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika pointed to his team's physicality as the key to their victory over the Stormers -
Might be from left field, but I wouldn't be disappointed if Michael Cheika took over the coaching role.
One thing Michael Cheika will never be is a voice over artist...
Go Cousin Michael Cheika & Team! - At Allianz Stadium - Great conditions! The crowd is ready to cheer you guys on!
Stormers vow to hit Waratahs fortress: New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has warned his side to gu...
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It's a gamble for sure, but then again so was Schmidt to an extend and also Michael Cheika, so I'm optimistic!
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[Waratahs name towering lock on bench: New South Wales coach Michael Cheika has named ...
The Age > Cheika expects Stormers to tempt Tahs - NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika expects the Stormers to try to...
Luncheon day with Michael Cheika and nick Farr-Jones
have had riot act read to them by Michael Cheika after worst defeat in 6 seasons against Face Cheetahs Friday.
Sorry to my non rugby friends but in hindsight it was a good choice not to choose Fridays Super Rugby Waratahs v rebels as one of my matches this year... Except for the exciting developments in the Tahs playing style 2013. Ill know more after watching the replay a 2nd time but 3 features were heartening... The short passing to move the ball wider of each ruck, the look to pop the ball to others as you met tacklers and thirdly to long place the ball if u did get stopped. This equates to keeping the ball moving, setting the 2nd half pace of the game & freeing backs to run the ball... Good work Michael Cheika. Now they just need the hands and heads to do it well!!!
Robinson returns for Tahs after wake-up call WHEN Benn Robinson missed out on a starting place with the Waratahs in last Saturday's season opener, the Wallabies loose-head prop found the painful memories of being left out of the playing squad by then coach Ewen McKenzie in 2008 were only skin deep. After being named in the Waratahs starting side for Friday's round-three meeting with the Melbourne Rebels at Allianz Stadium, Robinson said being dropped to the NSW Academy by McKenzie reminded him how tenuous selection can be. As it did when he was dropped to the bench for Jeremy Tilse by Waratahs coach Michael Cheika for last... ~SportsMan
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Folau unleashed on Reds Israel Folau will make his Super Rugby debut on Saturday when he pulls on the Waratahs No.15 jersey against the Reds. Alongside him, in-form youngster Tom Kingston earns a spot on the left wing with Wallaby Drew Mitchell completing the back three. Flyhalf Bernard Foley recovers from an ankle injury to guide the backlinethat also features Adam Ashley-Cooper and Tom Carter. Up front, prop Jeremy Tilse earns his maiden Super Rugby start, completing an otherwise all-Wallaby pack. Now in his eighth season with NSW, the 26-year-old prop's trial form made it hard for head coach Michael Cheika to overlook him. "All the front rower forwards have made it very difficult for me to pick astarting team," said Cheika. "Since I've been here Jeremy has been working like crazy, he's strong and fit and he's hungry. We need guys competing against each other to get us hardened for when we go out into the enemy territory, like on Saturday." The side will be led for the first time by new skipper Dave Den ...
Crusaders hold on to beat Waratahs in trial match Tom Kingston of the Waratahs is tackled by the Crusaders Email Article | Print Article | Click here to Bet 10 and Get 20 in Bets | Article Published: Thursday 14 February 2013 - The Crusaders held on to beat the Waratahs 14-16 in their final Super Rugby warm up match held on Thursday at Sydney's Allianz Stadium. The Crusaders got off to a strong start and led 0-13 by half time but the Waratahs fought back with two second half tries and the Crusaders could only add a penalty in the half. The Waratahs outscored the Crusaders by two tries to one before eventually losing out 14-16 to a late Tom Taylor penalty which won the Crusaders their first Super Rugby warm up this season. With the majority of NSW's 12 Wallabies playing their first game of the season, coach Michael Cheika admitted there was plenty of room for improvement but said he was happy with the team's overall performance. "For a lot of players it was their first run out for the season, they were blo ...
VOLAVOLA Named! Go son! Seven Rebels in the Squad. 10. Ben Volavola (Southern Districts) 9. Grayson Hart (Southern Districts) 4. Sitaleki Timani (Southern Districts) Replacements John Ulugia (Southern Districts) Jed Holloway (Southern Districts) Lopeti Timani (Southern Districts) Kane Douglas (Southern Districts) Waratahs Rugby Media Release Wednesday February 13, 2013 Volavola to lead home side in Crusaders clash Michael Cheika has backed 22-year-old newcomer Ben Volavola to unleash an exciting NSW backline against the star-studded Crusaders. The uncapped Southern Districts flyhalf will line up against Dan Carter tomorrow night in the HSBC Waratahs’ first home match of the new season and the final trial before the Super Rugby season begins. The game shaping up to be a brutal trans-Tasman encounter pitting 12 Wallabies against 10 All Blacks but the head coach says he had no doubts about starting the youngster. “You don’t get experience if you don’t play,” said Cheika. “I am more than happy wi ...
Michael Cheika will be upsetting southern hemisphere referees from next season.
No sympathetic commentary towards Michael Cheika for old times sake Michael.
Congrats to former Michael Cheika on appointment as NSW coach, 15th June 2013 v will be interesting
Michael Cheika ponders the first big decision he has to make as new Waratahs coach.
It's official: Michael Cheika be coaching from next season -
The NSW Waratahs have confirmed Michael Cheika as their new coach
“Elsom, captaincy and coaches .. Tahs coach Michael Cheika
Signed, sealed, delivered: Cheika to coach Waratahs: Described as “an agent of change” by the Wa... via
Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika has been appointed as new Waratahs coach after Michael Foley quit to coach the Western Force ~
Michael Cheika named head coach of Waratahs
I can make a difference, says Cheika: Michael Cheika talks to Georgina Robinson after the announcement he will coach...
Cheika takes charge of Waratahs: Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika has been appoin... via
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