Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has actually validated that the Wallabies gamers were not sought advice from on the choice to fire head train Dave Rennie and also change him with Eddie Jones.
Rennie’s sacking was revealed Monday, complying with a week-long Wallabies training school on theGold Coast The uncommon timing of the choice has actually been brought into question by lots of as the Rugby World Cup impends in simply 9 months’ time.
The timing has actually currently been referred to as opportunistic, with Eddie Jones offered, a homecoming was organized. McLennan likewise disclosed that Rugby Australia had actually been in touch with Jones for more than a year.
“He’s the best coach in the world,” McLennan informed SEN 1170Mornings “He’s an Aussie, he’s a classic Sydney sider and he understands Rugby and our competitive dynamic.
“He was absolutely on the radar and we’ve been talking to him since November of 2021.
“We were thinking (of hiring him) from 2024 onwards (and) then we literally fell off our chair when he got cut by the RFU (Rugby Football Union).
“We had a poor Spring Tour and didn’t perform to our expectations so we just thought we’d capture Eddie for 2023. Give ourselves the best opportunity to win (the World Cup) in 2023. He’ll deliver results for us.”
McLennan validated that if Jones was not reduced by the RFU and also as a result was out the marketplace, after that Dave Rennie would certainly still be the head train of theWallabies McLennan indicated Jones’ winning percent with England contrasted to Rennie’s with Australia, pointing out the distinction as a signal of Jones’ possible to “reinvigorate” the Australian group.
“Dave’s a very honourable guy but we all live by the scoreboard in everything we do in life.”
Rennie damaged his silence on the scenario on Wednesday, claiming he was let down yet “I leave knowing I had the full support of the playing group and the staff.” The quote increased greater than a couple of brows as it shows the choice was made completely on the surface from the camp.
“We didn’t consult (the players) at all,” McLennan validated. “It was a decision made by the board as we administer and oversee the whole game.
“The board felt it was the right thing to do and it was a unanimous decision of the board to hire Eddie.
“Some players are really unsettled while some players are really up for it.
“There will be change and there’ll be continued change with RA on the administrative side.
“On the whole, it was the right thing to do and I’m comfortable with the decision.”
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