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Cameron Clyne’s press conference the “height of lunacy”

Greg Growden, ESPN rugby writer has slammed Rugby Australia Chairman Cameron Clyne’s press conference yesterday as a “complete embarrassment”.

The future of Australian coach Michael Cheika is in doubt leading into the 2019 Rugby World Cup and after a seven hour board meeting in Sydney on Monday, Rugby Australia refused to guarantee that Cheika would be the man heading the Aussies campaign in Japan.

Speaking with James Willis on Macquarie Sports Radio, Growden believes Clyne failed dismally “Rugby Australia hang their heads in shame. Yesterday was diabolical and that press conference that Cameron Clyne conducted was the height of lunacy.”

Clyne was savaged on social media for delivering a 51-second “non-statement” on Cheika’s future after the 2015 world coach of the year presided over nine losses from 13 Tests in 2018.

“They say they’ve got the information, make a decision. It’s simple, that’s what good boards do. Bad ones don’t make decisions, bad organisations have bad leadership, can I say anything more?” said Growden

“Can anyone tell me anything good that Cameron Clyne has done for the game? Or that board? Has there been any decision that has advanced the game?”


Listen to the full interview below: