Eddie Jones ends disastrous Australian return and resigns as Wallabies coach

Eddie Jones has quit as Wallabies coach, just 10 months into a five-year deal.

Jones’s imminent departure comes after a disastrous World Cup campaign in which the Wallabies failed to make the quarter-finals for the first time in history.

During his second stint in charge, Australia won only two of nine Tests in 2023.

Asked on Sunday if he had resigned, Jones replied that it was “not far away”, with the paperwork with Rugby Australia surrounding his release set to be signed.

RA said late on Sunday they weren’t in a position to comment on his position.

Jones, who had coached the Wallabies to a World Cup final in 2003 and England to the decider of the 2019 global showpiece, oversaw a horror show during the tournament in France.

The Wallabies lost to Fiji for the first time in tournament history, and endured further humiliation with a record-breaking 40-6 defeat to Wales.

The Wallabies were rocked on the eve of the tournament when Jones was linked to the coaching vacancy for Japan’s national team, but he denied being interviewed for the post just days out from his side’s World Cup opener.

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