Rugby Union World Cup 2023

Dave Rennie sacked, Eddie Jones back as Wallabies coach eight months before 2023 Rugby World Cup

Key points:

  • Jones coached the Wallabies from 2001 to 2005, including a World Cup final in 2003
  • Rugby Australia says it could not pass up the chance to get Jones back for the World Cup, starting in September
  • Rennie had coached the Wallabies since 2020 and finished with 13 wins from 34 games

Jones will coach the men's national team and "oversee the Wallaroos program as Rugby Australia pushes forward towards a professional future for the Women's XVs game".