Former England head coach Eddie Jones took over from Dave Rennie as Australia head coach on a five-year contract in January, however a disappointing run of outcomes and a first-ever pool-stage exit on the Rugby World Cup for the Wallabies has led to the 63-year-old resigning
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Rugby Australia has accepted the resignation of head coach Eddie Jones simply 10 months right into a five-year contract after the Wallabies’ pool-stage World Cup exit.
The previous England head coach returned for a second spell accountable for his dwelling nation in January this yr, changing Dave Rennie, and signed an A$4.5m (£2.35m) cope with Rugby Australia.
Nonetheless, a winless Rugby Championship marketing campaign adopted by going out of this yr’s World Cup within the pool stage for the primary time and struggling a shock defeat to Fiji within the course of has led to Jones departing the place, confirmed for November 25.
“Rugby Australia can verify that it has accepted the resignation of Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones, and he’ll depart the place on 25 November 2023,” a press release from the governing physique learn.
“Rugby Australia thanks Eddie for his dedication to the Wallabies in 2023, and desires him the most effective in his future endeavours.
“Bulletins relating to the way forward for the Wallabies teaching employees will probably be made in the end.”
Rugby Australia chief govt Phil Waugh is about to carry a media convention on Tuesday to deal with the fall-out from Jones’ upcoming departure.
In an interview with The Australian newspaper, Jones mentioned he had “no regrets” over his time in cost and that he hopes his tenure would be the “catalyst for change” for the nation.
He added: “I really feel dissatisfied concerning the World Cup. I really feel disappointment about the truth that what we needed to do by way of altering the system hasn’t been in a position to occur within the brief time period. Within the brief and medium time period, it actually impacts me personally. I’ve a serious feeling of disappointment. However I do not really feel any grievance in the direction of anybody.
“I’ve actually loved teaching the gamers. The gamers have been improbable. They simply want a greater setting to be coaching and enjoying in.”
Jones additionally denied experiences which emerged throughout the match in France over him talking to the Japan Rugby Soccer Union previous to the World Cup about returning to educate the Courageous Blossoms, with the 63-year-old insisting he was dedicated to the Australia job.
Jones, whose mom and spouse are Japanese, has been linked with the Japan head coach job since Australian media reported he had interviewed for it a few days earlier than the Wallabies’ remaining World Cup warm-up.
Nonetheless, Jones nonetheless hopes to educate “yet another worldwide crew, yet another cycle” sooner or later, however says he does not presently have a job to go to.
He’s presently in the UK coaching the Barbarians with Scott Robertson forward of their match towards Wales on November 4.
Jones additionally talked about he’s trying ahead to spending extra time along with his spouse.
“I have never obtained any job provide. I have been dwelling other than my spouse as a result of she lives in Japan,” he mentioned.
“I wish to spend a little bit of time along with her. I wish to keep married. I feel at 63 I do not wish to get divorced. After which come December, I will begin to take a look and see what I would like to educate one other worldwide crew, I like to educate yet another crew. Yet one more cycle.”
Chairman of Rugby Australia Hamish McLennan had already vowed to proceed in his position.
McLennan informed the Sydney Morning Herald in a press release: “I got here to rugby to discover a approach to repair it when all of it fell over and regardless of the unhappy Eddie state of affairs, that is one other hurdle we’ll overcome.
“I wish to keep to ship the 2027 World Cup in Australia. That has all the time been the large prize for Australian rugby.
“Extra destabilisation will simply make issues worse, simply after we’re about to interrupt by means of. Life is just not a steady line of excellent calls and success.”
Jones was reappointed as Australia’s head coach in January 2023, a month after the Rugby Soccer Union had sacked him after seven years within the position for a poor run of outcomes the place England gained simply 5 of their 12 Checks in 2022.
Jones had led England to a few Six Nations titles, together with the Grand Slam in 2016 and the World Cup remaining in 2019.
The 63-year-old coached Australia between 2001 and 2005 wherein he additionally led them to the 2003 World Cup remaining the place they have been crushed by England in Sydney.
The Wallabies gained solely two of their 9 Checks this yr, towards Georgia and Portugal however then suffered back-to-back World Cup defeats to Fiji and Wales.
Throughout Jones’ most up-to-date stint because the Wallabies coach, Australia had a win price of 12.5 per cent – the least profitable of their historical past.