Brett Papworth: The issues for Michael Cheika

By Brett Papworth Australian rugby has a good man at the helm, and it will be Michael Cheika’s decisions over the next three months or so that will have a huge bearing on rugby’s short term future in Australia. At a time when the ARU seems to have gambled the games future almost exclusively on the success of the Wallabies, the World Cup looms as an important moment in time for the game here - which is where Coach Cheika comes in. Depth in the squad has never been better, as we have seen in the Wallabies two recent Test victories, where we have fielded quite different teams, and had excellent impact from the bench. Some of the changes were forced by injury, but I suspect the coach was responsible for picking teams to beat the specific opposition. For example, Argentina are difficult to play against. They have always been a little unorthodox and individualistic. Great scrum, yes, but after that they have often kicked when they should have run, and run it when they should have kic
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