Eddie Jones set to quit Australia after less than a year
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Out the door.
Eddie Jones is set to quit Australia after less than a year in charge after a miserable spell in charge of the Wallabies, according to a report in The Telegraph.
The former England boss endured a horrific Rugby Championship campaign, before going on to be dumped out of the Rugby World Cup at the pool stages over the weekend.
He’s now set to make a stunning return to Japan and as Jamie Joseph’s successor in the vacant head coach role.
According to a story in Sponichi, the Japanese sports newspaper, a deal is done for Jones to head back to the side he famously guided to a win over the Springboks at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported last month that Jones, who is under contract with Rugby Australia until the end of 2027, had secretly interviewed with Japan by video call before the start of the World Cup, just days before the Wallabies’ final warm-up fixture against France.
“This spring, Masato Tsuchida, president of the Japan RFU, with whom he [Jones] has had a honeymoon relationship since his days at Suntory, contacted him,” Sponichi reports
“Contract negotiations have been held privately behind the scenes and preparations are underway for his first return since the 2015 World Cup, at which he led [Japan] to a historic three wins.”
Watch this space…