The Wallabies continue to sink deeper into crisis every weekend, a 23-12 loss to South Africa yesterday meant that Australia have only two wins from their last 10 Test matches.
Michael Cheika’s winning percentage as coach has dropped under 50 per cent, with that being the least of their worries as Australia now sits at the bottom of the rugby championship log on top of having fallen to their lowest ever place in the World Rugby rankings .
Certainly not good enough for a country that has a very rich rugby heritage – where the problems are stemming from is an enigma for a nation that boasts all the facilities necessary and some of the best players in the world in Israel Folau, Kurtley Beale, David Pocock, Dane Haylett-Petty, Matt Toomua and a lot more, the list is endless.
With the Rugby World Cup less than a year away, the questions continue to be asked; is it morale, combinations, fitness or a coaching stalemate……. My guess remains as good as anyone else’s.
A loss to Argentina next week will surely leave the Australia Rugby Union with no choice but to shake the tree a bit as changes at the helm will be inevitable. Cheika has no option but to win against the Pumas and then debate his stay as coach come 2019.
Appalling stats : The Wallabies are last on the Rugby championship standings with just one win from five games. Simply not good enough.