Ewen McKenzie Named As New Wallabies Coach

by Brendan Bradford - Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver has officially announced that Ewen McKenzie will succeed Robbie Deans as Wallabies coach. Announcing the appointment on Tuesday after Deans stepped down from the job in the wake of Australia’s 41-16 loss to the Lions in the series decider on Saturday night, Pulver said McKenzie is an “outstanding candidate” for the position and was always his firm favourite to take the role. “Ewen has the ability of coaching the way the Australian public wants to see the game played, and that is smart, creative, running rugby,” Pulver said at a press conference in Brisbane. “For the next few weeks, Ewen’s focus w
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