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    Larkham is a fish out of water. A good player doesn't always translate to a good coach.

    The attacking prowess of the Wallabies under Larkham as attack coach is unimaginative and directionless.
    Agreed! I'm not sure if it's that he was such a good, instinctive player that he's never had to study the game like a coach has to, or that he is a good coach, but a poor teacher/communicator.

    Either way, appointing him was a good idea, but hasn't worked with either the Brumbies or Wallabies.

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    Rugby Australia do about-turn on phone call with Jake White over Wallabies job


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    Jake White's scheduled phone call with Rugby Australia on Thursday has been called off.
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    Jake White's scheduled phone call with Rugby Australia on Thursday has been called off.
    Rugby Australia (RA) have called off a scheduled phone call with former Brumbies coach Jake White which was originally planned to take place on Thursday.

    RA chief executive Raelene Castle is understood to have cancelled the meeting, which was initiated at White's request, after it was leaked to the media.

    It is understood White, who is also believed to have offered his services to Japan as Jamie Joseph's replacement after next year's World Cup, had approached Castle to offer his services to the under-fire Wallabies.


    The 54-year-old, who is contracted to Japan club side Toyota Verblitz, lost out to Ewen McKenzie in the race to replace Robbie Deans when the New Zealander resigned after the 2013 series loss to the British and Irish Lions.

    In a similar mould to incumbent Michael Cheika, White is seen as a coach who gets rapid results with underperforming sides. He guided South Africa to their 2007 World Cup win after assembling a coaching line up that included Eddie Jones as technical advisor.

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    RA management and its board are scheduled to meet on December 10 to discuss Cheika's future as Wallabies coach after the test side slumped to four wins from 13 this season and Cheika's win rate slipped to 48.3 per cent.

    The Sydney Morning Herald 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.

    Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle canned plans to speak to Jake White about a job as Wallabies coach.
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    Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle canned plans to speak to Jake White about a job as Wallabies coach.
    It is not known whether that would be from 2020 onwards or could be brought forward should the board decide that Cheika's role is untenable.

    Cheika's assistant coaches Stephen Larkham, Nathan Grey and Simon Raiwalui are understood to be under pressure.

    Johnson, who has worked with Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend to turn the small test nation into Six Nations and World Cup contenders over the past few years, has been linked to a move back to Australia for some time.

    Michael Cheika has had a dismal record in charge of the Wallabies, with a win rate of 48.3 per cent.
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    Michael Cheika has had a dismal record in charge of the Wallabies, with a win rate of 48.3 per cent.
    The former New South Wales captain, who has spent the past 12 years overseas, was targeted by RA for a role with Queensland but appears to have been holding out for something bigger.

    Sydney Morning Herald

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    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    Thanks to Darren.

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    under an overhauled high performance model designed to make the test environment a more collaborative set-up.

    FFS!! Yes, lets throw even more money down the drain by hiring even more people who wont be able to stem the rot. This is all just fiddling while Rome burns!! THE BOARD NEEDS TO GO and the governance/voting model needs throwing out.
    No meaningful change can be achieved until those things are done. IMO.

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    The board isnt going to resign when there is a months largesse in Japan on the horizon
    Maybe things have to hit rockbottom before the revolt occurs - ie Ws dropping out on group stage, miserable new pay tv financial offer .

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling_gerry View Post
    Short and to the point. A great bit of satire. But it is so close to the truth that it's hard to raise a smile.

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    All it will take to remove de Clown is one phone call, from one person. Then he's gone! Just hope it happens.

    After all gilt by association is a bigger things these days with social media and the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transiting View Post
    All it will take to remove de Clown is one phone call, from one person. Then he's gone! Just hope it happens.

    After all gilt by association is a bigger things these days with social media and the internet.
    I gotta ask - who is the call maker?

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    RA Board Meeting

    Well I actually found that very interesting. Clyne didn't want to take any questions! Couldn't get out of there quick enough.

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    That is how you expect that imecile to behave.

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    Looking forward to Jeremy Paul being on the box tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    I gotta ask - who is the call maker?
    Clearly the coach. Hes running the whole show

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    Greg Growden with a career best article putting the boot in to Uncle Cam

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    Rugby public treated with complete disdain by Rugby Australia
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    If you want to know why Australian Rugby is in a complete mess, all you have to do is watch the abomination of a media conference that those goons who run the game came up with on Monday.

    Blink, sneeze or brush away a blowfly and you would have completely missed it. Media conferences are supposed to provide information and hopefully enlighten the public, which the sporting organisation relies upon to pay the bills.

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    New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.

    And you would expect something compelling from an organised media gathering when the Rugby Australia board has assembled to decide whether their national coach, support staff, plus important managerial figures should be sacked or not. It's a big, big day.

    Instead yet again Rugby Australia treated the Australian rugby public with complete disdain. Their ever smug chairman Cameron Clyne waltzed in, told the bleeding obvious that the board had heard a presentation from Michael Cheika, there had been some data gathered, and that they had 'all the information we need.'


    File image of Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne at a previous media conference. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
    So if they have all the information, clearly a competent board of directors would be able to make a decision. No, no, no. We forgot that we are dealing with the master muddlers. Instead it was the usual Clyne gobbledegook about 'going through a fairly thorough review process' and that it 'will be done by Christmas.'

    Christmas?

    What Christmas?

    2018?

    2019?

    2020?

    2065?

    He couldn't even tell us what year we could expect some sort of announcement. Hopefully it's this year, because there's actually a Rugby World Cup on before the next Christmas and it would be great if the Wallabies actually knew who their coach was for the most important of international tournaments. I also certainly hope someone has been able to afford a calendar at cash-strapped Rugby Australia HQ so the board actually knows when Christmas is.

    Then within 45 seconds, no questions allowed, and with a smirk as he uttered 'Thanks very much guys', Clyne exited, no make that fled, saying he had important board business to attend to. Thanks for nothing. Those in the media who had sadly wasted their time going to Moore Park, just stood there, stunned.

    Good organisations rely on good leadership. This farce showed yet again that Rugby Australia is completely bereft in that area. Smart organisations know how to treat its media with some sort of respect, not brush them off as if they are gnats.

    It was just another time wasting exercise by these procrastinators. So more weeks will be wasted as we wait for the RU board to finally stop sitting on its hands. No wonder Cheika has been able in his four flawed years in the job to completely play this board off a break, and do exactly what he wants. They are as tough as balsa. Cheika knows that and so remains king of the domain.

    So Mr Clyne, I sincerely hope when the board comes out of hibernation and this 'review process' on Australian Rugby is finally decided upon, its includes your departure from the RA board.

    For the umpteenth time, your holier than thou attitude and inability to control a crisis shows you are so out of your depth. For the sake of rugby, Mr Clyne, go

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