?>
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Jones Set For Shock Wallabies Return

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

Right on the heels of a home series loss to the Eddie Jones led England, Rugby Australia appear to be in the market to make a splash move.

ADVERTISEMENT

The 2027 Rugby World Cup is already confirmed to be taking place down under and as such the Wallabies performance at the tournament is of the upmost importance to all Australians.

Speaking about the splash move, several reports have been leaked that Rugby Australia has begun preliminary talks to get Jones back involved with Australian Rugby.

Jones who comes off contract at the end of next year’s World Cup has indicated that he is open to a return to his home country.

A return to Australian Rugby would be a full circle move for Jones who coached the Wallabies between 2001-2005.

In this time his Wallabies lost narrowly to England in the World Cup final that is famous for the overtime Johnny Wilkinson drop goal.

Having been booted out of his role with the Wallabies rather unceremoniously, Jones went on to find immense success all over the globe.

ADVERTISEMENT

This success includes a World Cup winners medal with South Africa in 2007 before beating the Springboks with Japan in a historic encounter at the 2015 World Cup.

Jones also famously took England to the 2019 World Cup final where they came up short against a stellar Springbok side.

Should Jones choose to take up the role of Wallabies coach it would signal the end for under pressure incumbent Dave Rennie.

The Kiwi has seen the pressure ratchet up following the series loss to England. Whilst he is guaranteed to be coach for the next month’s up to and including the 2023 World Cup, his future after that is uncertain.

ADVERTISEMENT

There is however little doubt that Rennie who has enjoyed his fair share of success would find a role elsewhere should he not be offered a new contract with the Wallabies.

Although his methods have come into question recently, Jones is undoubtedly one of the preeminent coaches in World Rugby.

In a rather unsavoury incident following England’s clinching of the series in Sydney, a fan called Jones a traitor to which the coach reacted angrily.

No doubt this same fan will be cheering on Jones and the Wallabies should he return and more importantly raise the Wallabies back up as one of the true forces in World Rugby.

Related Articles

  • 68 WEEKS AGO

    A $1.6 Million Winger From The Roosters Isn't...

  • 78 WEEKS AGO

    Former England Coach Eddie Jones Signs Long...

  • 85 WEEKS AGO

    Wallabies New Superstar Torches Wales For...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Wallabies star Filipo Daugunu commites daylight robbery for superb try against Wales

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Wallabies score incredible end-to-end try under immense pressure from Wales

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Beauden Barrett sets up EXCEPTIONAL All Blacks try to take the lead against England

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: Smith and Freeman combine to put England in front in Auckland

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Two incredible tries in the space of two minutes as All Blacks and England come out swinging

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    England enforcer's tour could be over following red card vs Japan

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Pitch invader melted in thunderous tackle

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath's Beno Obano shown red in the Premiership final

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    World Player of the Year BANNED heading into Paris Olympics following horror challenge during Madrid SVNS

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Debate surrounding ludicrous rugby league tackle leaves union fans baffled

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Magnificent Frawley drop goal seals Irish victory in Durban as Kolbe accused of 'diving'

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Northampton fans dismayed as 'dismal' new badge revealed

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Fans bemused as France make use of 'attacking' new rule for defensive purpsoes

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Crazy end to France vs All Blacks match as TMO involved in final kick

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby 25 early access given shock release

View All

Funnies

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Wild changing room scenes as Toulouse begin their Top 14 victory celebrations

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Footage emerges of Handre Pollard before his famous RWC semi penalty

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    'I don't think I've found a front rower that is normal' - Joe Marler

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Rassie Erasmus's underrated mental warfare ahead of Ireland series

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby brotherhood on full display between three South African Rugby legends

View All

Amateur

  • 79 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 79 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 102 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 102 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 102 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Ringrose in for Aki as Farrell names Ireland squad to face Springboks

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Match preview: All Blacks vs England

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Japanese club confirms three big name overseas signings

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Semi-finalists decided after torrential rain disrupts final round of pool matches

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Ireland to face most capped starting XV in Springbok history

View All