Stephen Larkham has been axed by ARU as the assistant coach and been appointed as high-performance coach advisor.
It seems that Larkham and Aussie coach Cheika could not agree on key points of attacking strategy for the national team.
‘Ultimately Michael is responsible for the performance of the team. We have differences in attacking strategy and overall game philosophy. We couldn’t agree on these key points, and it is in the best interest of the team that they receive clear and consistent messages from their coaches.
‘I am obviously disappointed with this outcome, as I had chosen to pursue the experience of taking the Wallabies through to the World Cup. However I am pleased to be able to continue coaching and contributing to Australian rugby in this new role.’
It seems that Larkham is getting the blame for the poor performances of the Wallabies in 2018.
Time will tell how this will effect the team as they get into the World Cup year