New Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has turned to the NRL to help fill the void after a mass exodus of assistants, luring former rugby league star Brett Hodgson ahead of this year’s World Cup.
Hodgson, who played over 350 NRL games, including representing NSW, worked as Jones’ defence coach for England late last year and will now fill the role with the Wallabies.
“I’m really excited to be back in Australia and working with the Wallabies, especially in a World Cup year,” Hodgson, who finished his playing career in the UK before going in to coaching, said.
“There’s plenty of hard work ahead and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running and making a positive contribution to the team.
“The Wallabies are a team everyone in Australia loves to get behind and from what I’ve seen so far, there’s plenty of talent here and that’s something that’s really…