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Sport England is dominating World Cups in rugby and cricket with Australian coaches, so where are we going wrong?

23:41  27 october  2019
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Gibson in mix for Australian cricket coaching role

  Gibson in mix for Australian cricket coaching role Ottis Gibson, the former West Indies and South Africa coach, has been sounded out about joining Justin Langer's coaching panel.As Langer and head of team performance Ben Oliver work through what could be a new coaching model and close in on announcing a new team mentor, Gibson – who led the Proteas into the recent World Cup in England – has emerged as a serious candidate to be Langer’s senior assistant and permanent bowling coach.

Nowhere to go . No advantage, England are through to the Rugby World Cup final after defeating First of all, let us savour the fact that England have made it to the semi-finals of the Rugby World No other team has won two World Cups in a row. They also take a six-game winning streak into their

Just four teams remain in the 2019 Rugby World Cup and on paper, both semi-finals have They’ve effectively selected three locks as they seek to dominate the line-out and given England ’s strong You feel if England are going to win this they need to start well as there aren ’t many teams better at

With England on the cusp of more global domination at a World Cup with an Aussie at the helm, the calls are out to bring these coaches home.© ABC Grandstand With England on the cusp of more global domination at a World Cup with an Aussie at the helm, the calls are out to bring these coaches home.

The English invent sports and Australian coaches show them how to play them.

This is the only conclusion to be reached after England's ICC World Cup victory under the guidance of a top bloke from Goulburn, Trevor Bayliss, and their march to the Rugby World Cup final under another bloody ripper Aussie fella, Eddie Jones.

Well, it is the only conclusion to be reached if you are trying to rationalise Australia's relative inadequacy in two of this year's most significant global sporting events in comparison with the brilliantly executed England campaigns.

England's nines campaign on life support

  England's nines campaign on life support England are on the brink of missing the semi-finals of the World Cup nines after a shock 16-13 loss to Lebanon.Without their boycotting NRL stars, the Cedars claimed what will likely be the biggest upset of the weekend against an England side full of NRL and Super League talent.

England stopped New Zealand's attempt at an historic three-peat and a fourth overall title, reaching the Rugby World Cup final with a 19-7 semifinal victory on Saturday. "New Zealand are the gods of rugby and we had to take it to them and put them on the back foot," said England coach Eddie Jones.

England coach Eddie Jones will lock horns with New Zealand chief Steve HansenCredit: AFP or licensors. None of the current English guys have played in a World Cup semi-final before. England are a very good team and the All Blacks will show the utmost respect to their opponents.

Otherwise the only other way to think away the irritation of England's achievements is to remember there are worse passports to be clutching right now — you could be a Kiwi.

On a day of national mourning across the Tasman for the dear departed All Blacks, the only consolation to be taken from a second heartbreaking defeat to England was that it didn't involve a spurious tie-breaking method (Most line-outs won? Least scrums collapsed?).

Then the Constellation Cup netball handed New Zealand sport another bitter dose of death by calculator with Australia's Diamonds winning the trophy for the seventh straight time after the teams tied two games all and the trophy was awarded on superior goal shooting percentage.

As for England's reliance on Aussie coaches? For every one of us making light-hearted banter, there are others seriously wondering why Jones was not at the helm for the Wallabies, and even why Bayliss was not in charge of the Australian cricket team.

Wallabies legends call for drastic overhaul

  Wallabies legends call for drastic overhaul George Gregan has led a chorus of disgruntled Wallabies legends itching for more heads to roll after a dismal World Cup campaign.Gregan borrowed that term from hit TV series Game of Thrones to put the Rugby Australia board and CEO as well as Wallabies selectors on notice following a disastrous campaign that ended with a 40-16 quarter-final thrashing to England and was followed the next day with the departure of coach Michael Cheika.

The side that dismantled Ireland last week, where were they? Not to take away from England who Remember the aussie media crucifying Eddie when he was Wallabies coach . Glad he's laughing First they beat them in cricket wc final and now in rugby wc semifinal. England breaking nz hearts.

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus warned his team they were only “halfway” there after edging a A late Handre Pollard penalty gave the Springboks a 19-16 victory to set up a World Cup final It could have gone their way again,” he said. “I have so much respect for Wales and their coach that I

Jones is now painted in a particularly flattering light compared with counterpart Michael Cheika for whom this World Cup delivered a damning final verdict on his Wallabies coaching career.

So the quick fix narrative penned by those with a wafer thin appreciation of Australian rugby's shortcoming is to offer Jones a contract with more zeros than Glenn McGrath's batting history, bring him home and wait for the Wallabies to start accumulating the silverware.

But this not only underestimates Australia's parlous state, it ignores the advantages bestowed upon Jones and also Bayliss as England coaches.

Somehow it has become seen as unsporting to mention the significant impact sporting immigration has had on England cricket and rugby over recent years; particularly the Kolpak players from South Africa and the Pacific islands who are eligible to play in domestic leagues — and after shortened eligibility periods, for England — by dint of their homeland's association agreement with the European Union.

Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle defends relationship with departing Wallabies coach Michael Cheika amid World Cup fallout

  Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle defends relationship with departing Wallabies coach Michael Cheika amid World Cup fallout Raelene Castle defends Rugby Australia's approach to the Rugby World Cup, saying coach Michael Cheika had "all the support he needed" ahead of the tournament. After Saturday's devastating Rugby World Cup quarter-final defeat against England, Cheika announced he would step down at the end of the year.

England are through to Rugby World Cup final for the first time since 2007 after a triumphant win over New Zealand. Eddie Jones' men will come up against South Africa after they beat Wales by three-point margin The Rugby World Cup final will be broadcasted on ITV1 or can be live streamed on ITV Hub.

Test cricket , which only occurred between Australia and England at the time, was limited by the long distance The bowling was dominated by the spin pair of Bill O'Reilly and Clarrie Grimmett, who In the 2019 English Summer, Australia played in the 2019 Cricket World Cup in which they finished

But if you don't want to be howled down by an English friend for mentioning this conveyor belt of talent, then read some of the many stories written by English journalists who believe losing the Kolpak bounty is a significant reason to block Brexit.

This is not to underestimate the talent of England's home-grown players or ignore the excellent organisation of both their cricket and rugby World Cup campaigns — assuming England's rugger boys gets the job done next weekend.

A common theme of both World Cup pursuits is that a lofty ambition was set some time ago by an ambitious national organisation and an appropriate coach was put in place to execute this long-term venture.

Thus Jones and Bayliss were under no illusion about what was expected, while their employers were subsequently obliged to provide the best possible resources to achieve the collective ambition of winning a World Cup.

In Australian rugby, on the other hand, there has been the vague notion that it would be a good idea if the Wallabies sent a competitive team to Japan and perhaps even attempted to stop the ritual humiliations of the Bledisloe Cup. But the ambition has not been matched by astute long-term planning or well-invested resources.

Cheika wants next Wallabies coach to be Australian

  Cheika wants next Wallabies coach to be Australian The outgoing coach is keen for a home-grown replacement in the hot seat.Cheika returned to Sydney on Tuesday still disappointed by the Wallabies’ quarter-final exit from the Rugby World Cup, but with no regrets about standing down after five years at the helm.

Rugby World Cup semi-finals. England v New Zealand Saturday, 26 October, 09:00 BST; Wales v South Africa Sunday, 27 October, 09:00 GMT. Coverage: Full commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, plus live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.

The International Cricket Council's executive committee votes for the hosts of the tournament after examining the bids made by the nations keen to hold a Cricket World Cup .

Thus those who believe replacing Cheika with Jones will ensure instant Wallabies success will also believe that Lewis Hamilton could win the Monaco Grand Prix in a clapped out Corolla.

Regardless who gets the Wallabies coaching job, is it too much to expect Rugby Australia appoints a CEO-coach combination that doesn't consider an embassy garden party an appropriate forum for a heated informal review of their historic differences?

The fractious relationship between Cheika and his boss Raelene Castle might only be a symptom of the game's deeper malaise.

But when diplomats are forced to eat sashimi encrusted in the spittle of screaming rugger types you know the sport has reached a rather obvious fork in the road.

The road less travelled by Australian rugby in the past decade or two has been the one leading to sustainable success with the appearance in the 2015 World Cup final now exposed as a misleading aberration rather than the harbinger of good things it seemed at the time.

In considering comparisons with Australian-coached English cricket success, Australia finds itself in a far more fortunate position.

Having inherited a dumpster fire and an empty watering can, Justin Langer already deserves much kudos for his post-sandpaper era reign, particularly his role in the Ashes retention.

Langer's great test now will be aligning his team's ambitions (or, in the modern landscape of specialist Test, ODI and T20 squads, his teams) with those of Cricket Australia including victory in the home T20 World Cup next summer, a campaign that got off to a bright start against the sub-strength Sri Lankans on the weekend.

As for matching England in cricket or rugby, the key is not necessarily repatriating the Australian coaches who have guided the arch enemy to success but replicating the conditions that have made their jobs so much easier.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Justin Harrison warns Rugby Australia as calls for Eddie Jones return grow .
"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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