Dave Rennie to be named new Wallabies coach
The New Zealander will replace Michael Cheika, with a four-year deal expected to be announced as early as Wednesday in Sydney. The contract will take Rennie through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.He is expected to see out his contract with Glasgow and formally join the Australian set up mid-next year, when the Wallabies host Ireland, in a two-Test series, and Fiji.Rennie, 55, won two Super Rugby titles with the Chiefs in 2012 and 2013 and is the current coach of the Glasgow Warriors.
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England coach Eddie Jones plans to remain with the RFU as Australia's search for a new boss As the All Blacks circle Australia's top target , Dave Rennie, Eddie Jones insists he has not been The Wallabies coach thought he was the team's greatest protector. But he did it more harm than good.
After masterminding England to the Rugby World Cup final in Japan, England coach Eddie Jones is a wanted man in Australia.
The former Wallabies mentor, who last coached Australia in 2005 and took them to the 2003 finale on home soil, has been strongly linked with a return to the role, following Michael Cheika's sudden departure.
It would be a major coup for Rugby Australia to land Jones, with the Wallabies struggling for consistent success over the past decade, and dropping to seventh in the world below Japan after their World Cup horrorshow.
Rennie's path to coaching the Wallabies
A look at the numbers behind Dave Rennie's path to becoming Wallabies head coach.AGE: 55
Eddie Jones has challenged his record-breaking England team to complete a 3-0 whitewash of Jones , in charge of the first English squad to win a major series in the southern hemisphere, said he was now “looking forward” to inflicting even more pain on the Wallabies in Sydney next Saturday.
Former Wallabies mentor Eddie Jones says he'll be a failure if he cannot turn England into the best Jones expects a feisty reception from his compatriots, and will order England to target Wallabies Great expectations: England coach Eddie Jones . Credit:Getty Images. Asked if he would consider
However, according to Sydney Morning Herald columnist Danny Weidler, Jones is keen to have a crack at NRL coaching and has an interest in succeeding Wayne Bennett as coach of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
“From what I can gather,” Weidler wrote.
“He has told mates that taking over from Wayne Bennett when he finishes at Souths appeals.
“He has a soft spot for the club. It’s doubtful the Rabbitohs would be aware of his ambitions because he has only shared his league thoughts with a select few.”
Jones highlighted his interest in rugby league after he invited Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart to England's training during their quarter-final preparations.
He is considered one of the best and most experienced coaches in World Rugby, having also led South Africa and Japan, along with a number of stints in club rugby around the world.
Rugby Australia appoint three-person panel to conduct review after World Cup failure
Rugby Australia has appointed a three-person panel to lead a thorough review of the Wallabies' 2019 season, after another disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign. The governing body has announced the review panel will consist of former Wallaby Nathan Sharpe, former Wallaby and experienced sports administrator Pat Howard and four-time Olympian and leading high performance professional Bo Hanson.
Interest : Eddie Jones as Wallabies coach in 2005. Credit:Dallas Kilponen. Among some rugby officials, scars run deep from Jones ’ last stint in the top job, which saw the Wallabies win back-to-back Bledisloe Cups and make the 2003 World Cup final but ended acrimoniously two years later after a
Eddie Jones : fantastic or horrendous? It depends who you ask | Dean Ryan. At the time, he insisted he was not considering the post when questioned about reported English interest in his services. He also coached the Wallabies to the World Cup final in 2003 and was an assistant to Jake White
Meanwhile, Bennett at 71 isn't getting any younger, and is due to come off-contract at Redfern in November next season, having arrived there prior to the 2019 season.
Beyond Jones, the other name that has been strongly supported to take the reigns as coach is Kiwi Dave Rennie, who currently coaches Glasgow and has won two Super Rugby titles with the Chiefs.
Saturday'swas Eddie Jones' 50th game in charge of England.
Here's a look at his four-year reign in numbers:— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby)
The All Blacks too are in search of a new coach following the departure of Steve Hansen, and it has been said they will also pursue Rennie.
No matter who Rugby Australia secures, there's been a strong push from former players to centre the coaching search around culture and an understand of Australian rugby.
Former Wallaby Justin Harrison believes that whilst ability is crucial,
“We’ve got to be careful that we just don’t turn into the next bright light people,” Harrison told Macquarie Sports Radio recently.
“We’ve got to have a real look about what’s right for Rugby in Australia, and not just Rugby Australia.
"We need to look at the structural infrastructure that we’ve got and the constitutional union that is set up as well.”
Rennie needs space for rebuild: Connolly .
Former Wallabies coach John Connolly says there needs to be realistic expectations placed on Australia's incoming head coach, New Zealander Dave Rennie.Rennie's contract takes him through until the end of the 2023 World Cup, but he won't take over the job until he completes his commitments to Scottish side Glasgow Warriors in mid-2020.