Ewen McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie

Andrew Fifita not on our radar, says Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says Andrew Fifita has not slipped back onto his recruitment radar since the breakdown of the NRL player's long-term deal with Canterbury this week.

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Ewen McKenzie expects Michael Cheika to coach his way

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes Michael Cheika will continue to coach the Waratahs in his trademark passionate heart-on-sleeve manner, despite it having landed him in hot water with SANZAR during last...

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Ewen McKenzie running Australia's Test team 'like a business'

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is spending the opening five months of 2014 as Wallabies chief executive - restructuring operations and reducing costs.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie spoilt for choice with back line

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Matthew Burke The electrifying performances in the first few weeks of Super Rugby and the competition for spots means the coach will have his hands full in naming positions.

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Ewen McKenzie 'blessed’ in captaincy choices

David Pocock

Rupert Guinness With Wallabies captain Ben Mowen set to move overseas, the question is who will lead Australia against France in June and beyond to the World Cup next year.

England under pressure, says Ewen McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says England are a team under pressure as both teams prepare for Saturday's Test at Twickenham.

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Wallaby wing choice was tougher than skipper call, says Ewen McKenzie

Nick Cummins.

Jim Morton Ewen McKenzie sacked James Horwill as Wallabies captain and astonishingly made Quade Cooper vice-captain to play England but a choice on the wing troubled him more.

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Referee calls had an impact on game, says Ewen McKenzie

Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has lamented two controversial refereeing oversights in Australia's disappointing 20-13 loss to England at Twickenham overnight.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie rues refereeing clanger

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie kept a lid on his public frustration over a major refereeing oversight that turned the momentum in Australia's dismal loss to England on Saturday.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie refuses to rule out another captaincy shake-up for Italy Test

Ben Mowen

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is keeping his options open on the Wallabies' captaincy, declaring that form trumps leadership skills and will dictate his decision on who leads Australia against Italy this weekend.

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Ewen McKenzie's early Wallabies a concern but don't reach for panic button yet

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Paul Cully This is the part of the journey when the kingmakers who appointed Ewen McKenzie as Wallabies coach start shuffling in the back seat and nervously seek some affirmations: "This guy does know where he...

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie takes refereeing gripes to IRB

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Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are tackling perceptions of the Australian scrum head-on with a lengthy please-explain submission to the International Rugby Board.

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Wallabies must start winning back-to-back, says Ewen McKenzie

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie says the Wallabies must back up their 50-20 walloping of Italy with a win against Ireland next weekend.

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Ewen McKenzie enjoying challenge of Wallabies after being linked with Ireland job

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie says the Wallabies job is not the easiest but that's what makes it all the more rewarding.

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Ewen McKenzie rapt with Wallabies' mix of skill and desperation

Nick Cummins

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie was not hiding his satisfaction in Dublin on Saturday night. The Wallabies had for the first time under his watch matched attacking precision with desperate physicality.

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Ewen McKenzie defends decision to delay punishment

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has defended waiting until after a crucial Test match to suspend six Wallabies and sanction a further nine over a drunken night out in Dublin last week.

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Ewen McKenzie suspends 'Dublin six' after Wallabies night out

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Georgina Robinson Like most nights out in Dublin, it started well. A group of seven players, including the Wallabies captain, the Waratahs captain and a 90-Test veteran back, went to Dublin's oldest pub, the Brazen...

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Ewen McKenzie sets Wallabies alcohol ban and curfew

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Georgina Robinson A furious Ewen McKenzie has slapped a curfew and mid-week alcohol ban on the Wallabies after senior players went out drinking four days before a Test match last week.

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Ewen McKenzie wins support of James Horwill for action against Wallabies revellers

Sport. Wallabies captain James Horwill. 
Photo: Edwina Pickles. 14th Oct 2013.

Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies captain James Horwill has thrown his support behind Ewen McKenzie's decision to suspend six players for excessive drinking and believes more surprises will come.

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Scotland a test of character for everyone: Ewen McKenzie

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Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are facing one of their "greatest challenges" against Scotland this weekend after losing eight of their top squad in a horror week of controversy and injuries.

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