Cape Town - Ulster coach Jono Gibbes has distanced himself from reports suggesting that he could become set-piece coach at the Wallabies.
Gibbes only joined Ulster from the start of the 2017/18 campaign and is currently acting boss at the Irish province following the recent departure of director of rugby Les Kiss.
It is claimed that the former All Black is competing with Laurie Fisher and Nick Stiles for the position in Michael Cheika’s backroom staff, but the 41-year-old has rubbished the rumour.
"Personally, knowing Michael, he's either trying to sniff out something in his own organisation to see who's leaking things, or he's putting out a complete smokescreen or something," he said.
"I can only speak for myself, that's not for me to dismiss Laurie or Nick but that's what I assume. It's fake news."