Dave Rennie has been sacked as Wallabies coach with immediate effect, announcing that Eddie Jones will replace him for the 2023 World Cup in a stunning development.
Jones has signed a five-year deal and will start on January 29, with Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan confirming the news in a statementon Monday morning.
It means Jones coach the Wallabies at the 2023 and 2027 World Cups, as well as the British & Irish Lions series in 2025.
“It is a major coup for Australian Rugby to have the best coach in the world return home to coach the iconic Wallabies and to oversee the Wallaroos program,” McLennan said.
“Eddie’s deep understanding of our rugby system and knowledge of our player group and pathways will lift the team to the next level.
“Eddie instinctively understands the Australian way of playing Rugby – this represents an opportunity to secure a coach of immense…