Following England’s disappointing 2018 Six Nations campaign, Eddie Jones has handed in his resignation and has taken up a new role with the Wallabies.
Jones has been named as the Wallabies new Director of Rugby. The new role means he will head up Australia’s preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and will effectively be current Wallabies coach Michael Cheika’s boss.
Cheika welcomed the news of Jones appointment saying: “I can’t wait to work with Eddie, he is a fantastic coach and has a lot to say on what I’m doing wrong with the national side, so things won’t change that much. He will probably just call me at 4 in the morning now.”
Eddie Jones thanked the English public and England Rugby saying: “I would like to thank the English public, media and the board for all the support they gave me during my time with the national side.
He went onto explain his decision to leave: “I would have loved to have taken England to Japan but I wanted to take a team to the World Cup that I thought I can actually win it with.”
“Australia have a strong pool of players and I think Michael and I can make them World Champions.”
“I knew when we lost to Ireland that my time was up and I contacted Raelene Castle who welcomed me with open arms and we decided that today would be the perfect day to make this announcement”