Michael Cheika was linked among the possibilities to be a new coach of Narbonne, who fights for permanence in the Pro D2 from France. The team is last in the standings with 16 units.
Since his resignation as Australia’s head coach in 2019, Cheika helped Mario Ledesma’s staff during 2020 and 2021, although in May it was announced that he would become the new rugby director for Green Rockets in Japan, for the 2022 season.
Philippe Campos, President of Narbonne, referred to this possibility: “Once again, it is a rumor. This one does not seem crazy to me, but it is not acted upon. Yes, he resides in Narbonne, everyone knows it. Michael Cheika has a contract with a Japanese team, as far as he’s concerned, no contact has been made, “he said.
Narbonne, who only won two games of the 15 rounds in the Pro D2, comes from falling on the last round 70-0 against Oyonnax and this would have been a result that generated a break point with the current staff.