Gordon Bray shares his wisdom on what’s wrong with the Wallabies
Legendary broadcaster Gordon Bray has joined James Willis in studio on Macquarie Sports Radio to relive his famous broadcasting career.
Bray also discussed the Wallabies woes on the back of their latest defeat at the hands of England 37-18 in Twickenham over the weekend to end their Spring Tour.
The loss finished off a horror season for Australia winning only four games from 13 attempts.
While the side’s cause wasn’t helped by the axing of Adam Ashley-Cooper and Kurtley Beale for reportedly bringing guests in their hotel rooms.
With serious pressure on incumbent coach Michael Cheika to keep his job, Rugby broadcaster Gordon Bray believes the 51-year-old will struggle to stay on as coach.
“When Michael Cheika came in he was given the keys to Rugby’s crown jewels here in Australia and he was given carte-blanche in the way they were used and exercised,” Bray said.
“He’s picked his management team, he picks the players, he decides how they train and how they play.
“He’s been accountable really to no-one, he’s the head honcho, you would say he’s accountable to the Board.
“Everything he has done has been rubber-stamped and their argument is that he is the man in charge, we’ve got to support him and give him everything he wants – but it’s worn very thing.
“If Michael Cheika is to stay, I think there’s a very strong case to hand over another set of keys to a very experienced coach outside of the Wallabies bubble.”
Bray also endorsed the likes of Brad Thorn and Jake White to join the Australian coaching set up.
Listen to the full interview below: