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Cheika: No Room For Experiment

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says, there will be no room for getting cute and experimenting in the June Tests against Fiji, Scotland and Italy. Australia, ranked third in the world,
03 May 2017 11:57
Cheika: No Room For Experiment

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says, there will be no room for getting cute and experimenting in the June Tests against Fiji, Scotland and Italy.

Australia, ranked third in the world, will start warm favourites in all three Tests, with the improving Scots ranked fifth, Fiji 10th and a slumping Italy 15th.

But Scotland, who have fallen agonisingly short against the Wallabies in their last two clashes, will be without their British and Irish Lions stars for the Sydney Test, including fullback Stuart Hogg, voted best player of the last two Six Nations.

The Wallabies, of course, have their own issues, with Cheika’s team managing just six wins from 15 Tests last year, including four straight losses to England and three against the All Blacks.

And Cheika wants the June Tests to be an opportunity to play an attractive, winning brand of rugby in front of what he hopes of healthy home crowds.

Meanwhile, Vodafone Flying Fijian head coach John McKee is expected to name his squad next week.

McKee has been away in Europe monitoring the players’ performance and also had talks with them.

He is now in New Zealand as he is eyeing a couple of Super Rugby players.



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