Eddie Jones quits as Wallabies coach

Rugby Australia said yesterday it had accepted Eddie Jones’ resignation as head coach of the Wallabafter just 10 months in the job, following their dismal showing at the World Cup.

Jones (63) will formally leave his position on November 25, the governing body said, adding that it “wishes him the best in his future endeavours”.

“Announcements regarding the future of the Wallabies coaching staff will be made in due course,” Rugby Australia said in a statement.

Local media have linked former Wallabies pivot Stephen Larkham to the job, as well as his compatriot Dan McKellar, who is currently coaching English side Leicester.

Speculation has been rife that Jones would walk away from the Wallabies after just two wins from nine tests since taking over in January.

Jones has stressed the need for Rugby Australia to overhaul its high-performance systems, reportedly walking away after failing to secure high-level backing for what he believed were much needed reforms.

He was hailed as the saviour of Australian rugby when he returned to the national set-up in January, a month after he was sacked by England having overseen their worst season in more than 10 years.

Despite concerns about the decline of the English side under Jones, he inked a lucrative contract through to the 2027 World Cup in Australia, while predicting the Wallabies were good enough to lift the trophy this year in France. – SuperSport.

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