Former Wallabies coach comes out swinging at departing Rugby Australia chairman
A former Wallabies coach has called on Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne to leave the organisation immediately following the announcement of his imminent departure on Monday.Clyne announced on Monday he won’t stand for re-election at the completion of his difficult term in March.
Dave Rennie is poised to become the next Wallabies coach . "To appoint a new coach before seeing where the Rugby World Cup coaching cards fall and before even the review to be conducted by Scott Johnson has been completed seems like going from a quickie divorce with Michael Cheika to a
Former Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is being touted as the next Wallabies coach to replace Michael Cheika after the World Cup. ANALYSIS: The final round of the Six Nations was worth the alarm clock pain for the rugby alone, whether it was Ireland's capitulation in the teeming rain in Cardiff, Warren
Dave Rennie is the new Wallabies coach, taking over from Michael Cheika.
Rugby Australia are expected to announce the appointment of the New Zealander on a four-year deal 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.
He has long been the front-runner in the search for Cheika’s replacement, with a paucity of sufficiently experienced local candidates after Eddie Jones ruled himself out of the race earlier this year.
Under the new global calendar, the July incoming Tests will run straight into the 2020 Rugby Championship, where Australia will face World Cup winners South Africa, New Zealand and Argentina.
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Mehrtens tips Rennie to revive Wallabies .
Former All Blacks star Andrew Mehrtens suspects New Zealand rugby chiefs won't be impressed about the Wallabies' benefiting from Dave Rennie's intelligence.Mehrtens expects Rennie to leave no stone unturned in his quest to revive the Wallabies, even tipping the meticulous mentor to reach out to Michael Cheika for possible pointers.