Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has ruled out a World Cup coaching partnership with Eddie Jones, denied he’s signed a deal in Japan and delivered a message to dumped stars as he started 2023 with a bang.
Rennie linked up with a 44-player training squad on the Gold Coast amid rumblings about the coaching set-up of the national team and disquiet over his own future.
But as Jones, who has been linked to the Wallabies job after being axed as coach of England, declared “I’m not an assistant coach”, Rennie said he wasn’t looking to add him to his team anyway.
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Speaking for the first time since Jones was sacked, Rennie said he hadn’t spoken to Rugby Australia officials about any approach to Jones
“It won’t happen before (the World Cup),” Rennie said.
“There’s a fair bit of speculation…