first_imgWednesday Oct 22, 2014 Michael Cheika appointed new Wallabies coach as overseas tour squad announced Michael Cheika is the new man in charge of the Wallabies after a chaotic few weeks led to the resignation of Ewen McKenzie, just days ahead of their overseas tour. Waratahs coach Cheika has been appointed on a three year contract, effective immediately. Former coach McKenzie quit on Saturday, following the Wallabies 28-29 loss to the All Blacks in Brisbane. He had said that his decision was made regardless of the result, and left the Australian Rugby Union with a bit of a challenge to find a new coach just days before a gruelling overseas tour.A few names were speculated about but Cheika is the unsurprising appointment, having risen to the top after succesful coaching stints at both Leinster in Ireland, and more recently with the Waratahs.Cheika will retain his coaching role with the Waratahs until the end of 2015. He has said he’s humbled by the appointment of new Wallabies coach, ahead of a huge year for rugby next year.“I never imagined I would be in the position of coaching our national team and feel extremely honoured to have this opportunity,” the 47-year-old former Randwick player said. “My mission will be to do the best possible job I can and to motivate the people around me to ensure they are able to represent Australia to the best of their ability. “I feel the key to any future success will be to ensure we have a strong identity and not letting anything get in the way of our preparation to succeed on the world stage.”The Wallabies leave on their end of year tour on Friday, with matches coming up against the Barbarians, Wales, France, Ireland and England. A 33-man squad has been chosen, with no place for Kurtley Beale, but it includes the return of injured players Matt Toomua and Ben McCalman.The Qantas Wallabies squad for the 2014 Spring Tour is: PlayerStateAgeTest CapsAdam Ashley-CooperNSW Waratahs30100Ben AlexanderACT Brumbies2969Sam CarterACT Brumbies258Quade CooperQueensland Reds2650Tom EnglishMelbourne Rebels23UncappedSaia Fainga’aQueensland Reds2732Tetera FaulknerWestern Force26UncappedIsrael FolauNSW Waratahs2525Bernard FoleyNSW Waratahs2514Will GeniaQueensland Reds2655Kyle GodwinWestern Force22UncappedJames HansonQueensland Reds265Scott HigginbothamMelbourne Rebels2831Matt HodgsonWestern Force339Michael Hooper (c)NSW Waratahs2238Rob HorneNSW Waratahs2522James HorwillQueensland Reds2956Luke JonesMelbourne Rebels231Sekope KepuNSW Waratahs2848Tevita KuridraniACT Brumbies2317Christian Leali’ifanoACT Brumbies2714Josh Mann-ReaACT Brumbies332Ben McCalmanWestern Force2634Sean McMahonMelbourne Rebels20UncappedNick PhippsNSW Waratahs2524Benn RobinsonNSW Waratahs3069Rob SimmonsQueensland Reds2546Will SkeltonNSW Waratahs224James SlipperQueensland Reds2559Henry SpeightACT Brumbies26UncappedJoe TomaneACT Brumbies2312Matt ToomuaACT Brumbies2419Nic WhiteACT Brumbies2318ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more