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Eddie Jones named as Wallabies coach after Dave Rennie sacking

Max Sherry

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Eddie Jones named as Wallabies coach after Dave Rennie sacking

Dave Rennie has been sacked as Wallabies head coach following his three-year stint in the role.

Rennie's departure is effective immediately with his successor being named as Aussie rugby legend Eddie Jones.

Jones' arrival comes eighteen years after he, himself, was sacked as Wallabies coach.

The 62-year-old will now take Australia through to the 2027 World Cup.

Eddie Jones. Credit: Alamy
Eddie Jones. Credit: Alamy

Rennie's rein was underwhelming to say the least.

Winning only five of 14 Tests in 2022, he finishes his time Down Under with a winning percentage of just 38.

With Rennie shown the exit door by Rugby Australia, it makes way for the sensational second coming of Jones.

The Aussie cult hero, who last took charge of a Wallabies side back in 2005, was recently given the boot by the Rugby Football Union despite boasting the highest win rate of any England coach.

Dave Rennie. Credit: Alamy
Dave Rennie. Credit: Alamy

Just eight months out from the World Cup in France, Jones now has the task of mashing a team together which can deliver results.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to come home to Australia and lead my nation to a Rugby World Cup,” Jones said in a statement.

“It is going to be an immense period for Australian Rugby – as a proud Australian, it is a great honour to be able to come home and lead the national team during these years.

“The Wallabies squad is a really talented group of players with good depth – if we can have everyone fit and healthy going into the World Cup this year, I am confident that we can go to France and break the 24-year drought of winning the Rugby World Cup.

“I saw how gutsy the Wallaroos were in the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand last year – it looks like there is a real spirit in that group that will drive the women’s program forward ahead of their next World Cup in 2025.

“I am really looking forward to getting back home and getting stuck in.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Australia, Rugby Australia, Rugby, Rugby Union

Max Sherry
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