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Sport Wallabies great Jeremy Paul calls for Crusaders boss Scott Robertson to be made Cheika's successor

18:06  21 october  2019
18:06  21 october  2019 Source:

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Wallabies great Jeremy Paul has declared highly successful Crusaders coach Scott Robertson as the man to coach Australia following another failed Rugby World Cup.

The Wallabies' embarrassing 40-16 quarter-final loss to rivals England marked the end of coach Michael Cheika's five-year tenure, after he announced he wouldn't be pursuing a new contract at the end of the year.

It leaves Rugby Australia with a search on their hands for a new mentor to revive the side from its horror fall from grace, from which they are now ranked seventh in the world behind Japan.

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New Wallabies forward thanks Crusaders coach for helping him realise his potential. " To be honest I went over to just further my rugby career and knowledge of rugby and it' s led me back home," Samu told AAP. " Scott ' s a former back-rower so I've learnt a lot from him and the All Blacks I play alongside.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson will field just three All Blacks in the side to start against the French Barbarians in Christchurch on Friday night. "I suppose that is part of the coaching job, when a new job comes up your name is going to be bandied around.

And Paul, who has 72 caps for the Wallabies, told Macquarie Sports Radiohe believes the administration should look no further than Robertson.

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"There's two types of coaches. There's the coach that can coach talent... and then you've got a coach who can not only look after superstars but produce superstars as well," the champion hooker said.

"And that's a guy like Scott Robertson. He started with four internationals in his team, but now you look at the current All Blacks squad and there are eight Crusaders in that team with another two off the bench.

“He is a production line sort of coach but he is also a coach that can produce winners."

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Former Wallabies winger Digby Ioane has brought his Crusaders stint to a close after just one Super Rugby "It feels great to be injury-free and getting regular game time at the moment, so Crusaders boss Scott Robertson thanked Ioane for his hard work. "We loved having Digby in our environment

Could Crusaders coach and former All Black Scott Robertson be the man to guide the Wallabies back Sorry Eddie, but former Wallaby Jeremy Paul has other plans for the next Australian coach. I know we want to be able to produce our own coaches but I believe Scott Robertson is the best Cheika is contracted to Australian Rugby until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and set to leave the

The ACT Brumbies legend admitted he was dumbfounded that Robertson, who's led the Crusaders to three consecutive Super Rugby titles, hadn't been targetted in the past to coach the Wallabies.

“I can’t believe this guy has not even been mentioned. I’ve been saying this for nearly two years, when he won his first premiership. He's won three, no coach has ever done it, and he won seven as a player.

“He is one of the greatest coaches.”

It was a somewhat ugly exit from Cheika, who took aim at Rugby Australia's CEO Raelene Castle, as well as director of rugby Scott Johnson, saying he never had proper contact with them.

Paul believes that whilst Rugby AU couldn't afford to find another coach 12-months out from a World Cup, Cheika had a target on his head after a disastrous 2018 season.

"I think it can show the pressure Michael Cheika's been under," Paul suggested.

"That disastrous year that Cheik' had in 2018 really put huge amounts of pressure on himself, and particularly Rugby Australia as well.

"They stuck with him, because trying to change a coach before a World Cup just seems madness.

"I think they made the right decision. I think at the time when you look at where we were sitting, trying to get someone in that's quality, and the shortness of the preparation [for the World Cup], they had to stay with Michael Cheika."

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"We’ve got to be careful thatThe Wallabies are on the hunt for a new head coach after Michael Cheika was axed two weeks ago, with New Zealander and Glasgow boss Dave Rennie the favourite.

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