Eddie Jones won just two of nine games in his second stint in charge of the Wallabies
“[I] gave it a run,” Jones confirmed to the Sydney Morning Herald. “[It will] hopefully be the catalyst for change. Sometimes you have to eat s*** for others to eat caviar further down the track.”
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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