Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver backs McKenzie all the way. Photo: Planet Rugby
Australian Rugby Union (ARU) chief executive Bill Pulver has stated that head coach Ewen McKenzie will lead the squad into next year’s World Cup.
The Wallabies have been under the spotlight after losing to Argentina came in the midst of their team business manager Di Patston resigning following a dispute with Kurtley Beale en route to South America. It since emerged that offensive text messages had earlier been sent by Beale.
Kurtley Beale (on deck) celebrates with the Waratahs after defeating the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final. Photo: Getty Images
NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is a lot more optimistic about fending off rugby league’s interest in his playmaking star Kurtley Beale than he was a month ago.
Cheika is confident Australia’s latest mauling by the All Blacks last Saturday won’t push Beale towards league, with his Waratahs and Australian Rugby Union (ARU) contract expiring at the end of this year.