Rugby Australia chief executive Phil Waugh has left the door open for Michael Cheika to return as head coach of the Wallabies.
Former Argentina flyhalf Felipe Contepomi was named to replace Michael Cheika as head coach of the World Cup semi-finalists.
Michael Cheika said Argentina were “hurting” after their World Cup semi-final pummelling by New Zealand, but insisted “they will be ready” for next Friday’s third-place playoff.
Coach Michael Cheika said a weight of expectation would force Argentina to change their mentality going into next weekend’s World Cup quarter-final against Wales.
Michael Cheika was buoyed by a “landmark” upset of his home nation Australia, but the abrasive Argentina coach sees more hard yards leading up to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Michael Cheika is adamant Argentina are underdogs against Wales on Saturday despite their historic win over England last weekend.
Argentina coach Michael Cheika has hit back at his All Blacks counterpart amid accusations that the Pumas were guilty of bending the rules in a historic 25-18 Rugby Championship win in Christchurch on Saturday.
A delighted Michael Cheika says Argentina must be ready to go again when they face the All Blacks next week after Los Pumas’ first win in New Zealand on Saturday.
Argentina coach Michael Cheika on Thursday unveiled a strengthened backline, making three starting changes to his team to face New Zealand in their Rugby Championship Test in Christchurch on Saturday.
Michael Cheika is a character, with a reputation for flying off the handle. So, here is just a taste of what the SA media, coaches, players and fans could come to expect when the fiery Aussie plots Argentina’s Rugby Championship 2022 campaign.