Rugby Australia had reportedly been in secret talks with Eddie Jones 14 months before his appointment as Wallabies coach in a bombshell $4.5 million deal.
On Monday morning, Dave Rennie was sacked as Wallabies coach following an underwhelming three-year stint as national mentor — his win percentage of 38.24 was the lowest of any Wallabies coach with more than 30 Tests.
Jones was unveiled as Rennie’s replacement, set to lead the Wallabies through to the 2027 World Cup on home soil. He officially starts the new role on January 29.
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The 62-year-old, who was stood down as England coach seven weeks ago, has eight months to prepare Australia for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, with the Wallabies’ first group stage match against Georgia scheduled for September 9.
According to The Telegraph, RA had…