Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones quits as Australia coach after World Cup debacle

Less than two weeks after saying he would honour his contract to lead the Wallabies until the next World Cup on home soil, the former Japan and England coach said he had agreed terms with Rugby Australia relating to his exit.

Jones told the paper his decision came as imminent changes to the system that underpins the ailing game in Australia looked unlikely to transpire in the short term.

Eddie Jones expected to quit Australia and confirm his return as Japan coach

According to a story in Sponichi, the Japanese sports newspaper, Jones is poised to return as Jamie Joseph’s successor in the vacant head coach role. Japan also failed to progress to the quarterfinals of this year’s show-piece in France.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported last month how Jones, who is under contract with Rugby Australia until the end of their home World Cup in 2027, had secretly interviewed with the Japan Rugby Football Union by video call before the start of the World Cup, just days before the Wallabies’ final warm-up fixture against the hosts France.

Rugby Australia bosses expect four more years from Jones

The Wallabies' hopes of avoiding a first ever opening-round exit are hanging by a thread despite Sunday's 34-14 win over Portugal, who they now need to beat Fiji next weekend without allowing the Pacific islanders a bonus point.

"It's been bitterly disappointing," former test flanker Waugh told reporters in Saint Etienne.

"I think we came here with a lot of hope and optimism and where we sit here now, everything's out of our hands, ... very disappointed with the journey to where we are today. And we've got a lot of work to do."

Eddie Jones gets backing from his players, but not his country

Their 40-6 loss to Wales in Pool C not only pushed the Wallabies to the brink of elimination from the World Cup, it also resulted in another drop down the rankings ladder to an unprecedented low of 10th in the world.

Jones has taken most of the flak for the calamitous campaign but Skelton, who has missed Australia's last two games with a calf injury, said the players still backed him to turn things around in the long term.

"I think his long-term vision and what he wants Australian rugby to be back to, I think that's a positive," the lock told reporters.

Eddie Jones’ Wallabies fall to record World Cup defeat against Wales

The hopes and dreams of a sporting-mad nation came crashing down on Sunday evening as a fallen giant of the game succumbed to a devastating defeat.

Pending seemingly unfathomable results from Fiji, the Wallabies are set to bow out at the pool stage for the time in history while Wales have booked their spot in the quarter-finals.

This might be the darkest night in Australian rugby history. The sun will come up in the morning, but the pain and disappointment of a pool stage exit may never go away.

Why Eddie Jones is confident that young Wallabies are ‘becoming a good team’

With a Rugby World Cup on French soil just a couple of weeks away, the Wallabies looked to rain on Les Bleus’ parade at Stade de France on Sunday.

Playing in front of a simply incredible crowd in northern Paris, the Wallabies controlled the territory battle during an exciting opening 40 – but couldn’t convert their attack pressure into points.

Young playmaker Carter Gordon missed a series of penalty attempts at goal, and Les Bleus made the Wallabies pay on the scoreboard. France put on a show and ran away with an emphatic 41-17 victory.

Wallabies coach Eddie Jones tipped to make shock late Rugby World Cup squad changes

Jones named his World Cup squad in Darwin on August 10 but teams have until August 28 to submit their final, official lists of 33 players.

The Wallabies were crushed 41-17 by France on Monday (AEST) in their last Test before their World Cup opener against Georgia on September 10 (AEST).

"Knowing Eddie Jones and seeing some of his selections and the way that he does things, I would expect probably two to three changes," Mitchell said on Nine's Sports Sunday.

France claim big win over Eddie Jones’ Wallabies before World Cup

Playing in front of a relentlessly vocal crowd at Stade de France on Sunday, the Wallabies showed plenty of fight and character against a spirited Les Bleus outfit.

Australia deserves some praise for their efforts, sure, but the men in gold are still yet to register a win under coach Jones after falling to their fifth defeat in as many starts – losing 41-17.

Walking through the streets of Saint-Denis, and up into the stands at Stade de France, it was immediately apparent why this venue is one of the most famous in Test rugby.

Eddie Jones searching for new 13 after Ikitau goes down

The only problem is, the class act seemingly best equipped to replace Ikitau at outside centre in the two coming Bledisloe Cup matches against the All Blacks doesn't want to play there.

Samu Kerevi first burst onto the Test scene in 2016 as a dynamic No.13 and reluctant No.12.

Now it's the opposite, and it looked that way after Kerevi shifted from inside to outside centre after Ikitau was injured while scoring Australia's opening try in Saturday night's 34-31 Rugby Championship loss to Argentina.

Wallabies coach Eddie Jones says more NRL stars set to switch to rugby

The Wallabies head coach told Sky Sport’s The Breakdown on Sunday that Australian rugby had further league talent set to switch codes.

In March, Rugby Australia signed Joseph Suaalii from the NRL’s Sydney Roosters for a reported $1.5 million per year, starting at the end of the 2024 league season.

“Yeah, we've got about three or four that are ready to sign mate, big names," Jones said, with a grin.