The last time it ended in tears, in an elevator after his final press conference as Australia head coach. But, as it turns out, it would not be the final time.
Rugby Australia dropped a bombshell on Monday morning, announcing that Eddie Jones would be returning as Wallabies head coach and that Dave Rennie’s time at the helm was over.
He had taken the Wallabies to the World Cup final back in 2003 and coached them to win the Tri-Nations and Bledisloe Cup. More recently, Jones took England to two-straight series victories over the Wallabies on their own turf.
Now Jones has a shot at revenge of a different kind, even if it isn’t all about revenge for Jones, who was linked to a potential Wallabies homecoming back in July last year.
Jones was still England coach at that point, later sacked by the Rugby Football Union in early December as Rugby Australia swiftly confirmed its interest in…