The rumor was spreading in Australia. And was already experienced as a betrayal. Eddie Jones confirmed it this Sunday in an interview with The Australian newspaper. He resigned from his post as Australia coach, which he accepted last January shortly after being sacked by the English federation. Consequence of the failure of the Wallabies at the World Cup which, for the first time in their history, they did not qualify for the final phase.
Less than two weeks after declaring he would honor his contract to lead the Wallabies to the next World Cup at home, the former Japan and England coach said he had negotiated the terms of his departure with Rugby Australia. He justified his departure by arguing that the system put in place by the Australian federation will not allow the Australian team to become competitive again by 2027.
The daily asked him several times if this resignation meant that he was going to take over the Japanese team, another current rumor, the country of origin of his mother and his wife. Which he repeatedly denied. “I haven't received any job offers... I live apart from my wife because she lives in Japan. I want to spend some time with her. I want to stay married. I think that at 63, I don’t want to divorce,” he replied to The Australian.
When contacted by Reuters, Rugby Australia said there was nothing to comment or confirm at this time. Since his arrival at the helm of Australia, Eddie Jones had won only two victories – against Georgia and Portugal – in nine matches...