Eddie Jones’ appointment as Australian coach in a bombshell $4.5 million deal has received plenty of media attention over in the United Kingdom, and understandably so.
Less than seven weeks after being stood down as England mentor, the 62-year-old has signed a five-year deal with one of the nation’s biggest rivals — and there’s a Rugby World Cup just around the corner.
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On Monday morning, Dave Rennie was sacked as Wallabies coach following an underwhelming three-year stint as national coach, with Jones unveiled as his replacement.
Jones has eight months to prepare Australia for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, officially starting the new role on January 29.
News of Jones’ appointment inevitably ruffled some feathers over in the England. The Australian’s sacking raised eyebrows last…