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Gibbes in the run for 15s role

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Michael Cheika hopes to appoint a new Wallabies set piece coach by the end of the month, after narrowing the field to three candidates.

Brumbies breakdown guru Laurie Fisher was linked with the role last year, while former Reds coach Nick Stiles is a highly regarded forwards coach and former All Black Jono Gibbes has also been mentioned in connection with the role.

Cheika has looked at home and in Europe for a replacement for Mario Ledesma, the former Argentina international who left the Wallabies to coach the Jaguares in Super Rugby. The Wallabies coach was tight-lipped on the shortlist, but said he was happy with the quality of people he was talking to.

"I'm really pleased with them, I was a bit worried at first about how I would find someone to replace Mario, but I've got three guys I'm really interested in and it's proving more difficult than I thought on that front," Cheika said.








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