Eddie Jones resigns as Australia coach after disastrous World Cup campaign

Eddie Jones won just two of nine games in his second stint in charge of the Wallabies

โ€œ[I] gave it a run,โ€ Jones confirmed to the Sydney Morning Herald. โ€œ[It will] hopefully be the catalyst for change. Sometimes you have to eat s*** for others to eat caviar further down the track.โ€

The parting of ways is another blow for Rugby Australia (RA), who had brought the veteran coach back to the country on a lucrative five-year deal.

Jones was supposed to oversee the Wallabies both during the 2025 British & Irish Lions series and a home World Cup in 2027.

The 63-year-old was heavily criticised for jettisoning former captain Michael Hooper and experienced playmaker Quade Cooper from his squad ahead of this tournament, leaving Australia short of on-pitch leadership.

Jones revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald last week that he felt that the pair were not the right role models as he looked to lead a young squad in a fresh direction.

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