All of a sudden the Wallabies don’t look so forlorn anymore. Michael Cheika’s feel-good effect on the team has been palpable, which is bad news for Wales.
Only one of the games from the weekend was an official test match, but let’s throw together a team of the week anyway, just for fun.
Michael Cheika’s first match in charge of the Wallabies will be against the Barbarians at Twickenham in a friendly that features plenty of household names.
Leave it to the All Blacks to pour salt on the wounds of the poor Australian fans. Just when they thought they were in, they yanked them back out.
After two weeks of media torture the Wallabies will be relieved to finally get the chance to express themselves on the pitch, albeit against New Zealand.
Some musings from the weekend about Uruguay’s historic victory in Montevideo, the Gold Coast 7s, and the shambles that has become Australian rugby.
The Rugby Championship is a wrap, so it’s time to get down to business and pick the best XV of the tournament. A few tough choices… drum roll please!
Just one Australian and three Argies have managed to sneak in between the two obvious front runners from Ellis Park this week.
The media, the schedule, lady luck, even the anthem went against Australia. In the end it was exhaustion that finally gave Argentina their chance at glory.
Closing out the Rugby Championship this year are the two bottom placed teams, with Argentina still winless and Australia floundering after a bright start.