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Ex-Australia boss Michael Cheika responds to link with Gloucester

Former Wallabies boss Michael Cheika has responded to reports suggesting he could be in the running for the vacant job at English Premiership side Gloucester.

“I haven’t had anything to do with them,” Cheika, who has previously coached with Leinster, Stade Francais, and the NSW Waratahs, told rugby.com.au late Sunday.

“They’ve always been a good team, I only know of them as an opponent,” he said, adding “It’s nothing I’m involved with at the moment.”

Talking about his future, Cheika revealed he had spoken to clubs in Europe over a possible move.

“For me, the important thing for next is making sure it’s the right people that I get to work with, right club and that it’s the right time for someone like me,” he said.

“Coaches don’t always fit, you want to be the right person and for it be a team that will use the skill sets short to medium term.”

GLOUCESTER TRANSFERS – 2020/21

Players in: Louis Rees-Zammit (promoted from Academy), Jack Singleton (Saracens), Jordy Reid (Ealing Trailfinders), Jonny May (Gloucester)

Players out: Callum Braley (Benetton), Aaron Hinkley (Exeter Chiefs), Simon Linsell (Ealing Trailfinders


Sir Ian McGeechan selects his 41-man Lions squad for 2021 tour

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In a year’s time (coronavirus permitting) Warren Gatland will announce his squad for the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa. 

Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan has selected the star studded squad he’d pick to take on the world champions.

Back-three (8)

Josh Adams, Andrew Conway, Elliot Daly, Stuart Hogg, Jordan Larmour, Jonny May, Anthony Watson, Liam Williams.


Centres (5)

Jonathan Davies, Robbie Henshaw, Sam Johnson, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi

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