Why Eddie Jones is the right man for right now, but maybe not in the long run

By Sam Ryan

It was tough to know what to think this morning when news broke that Rugby Australia had sacked Dave Rennie eight months out from the Rugby World Cup and signed Eddie Jones to a five year deal.

Initially, timing was my first concern. The Wallabies are less than eight months out from their opening World Cup clash against Georgia and they’re set to spend the next three months away with their Super Rugby or international club sides.

The wider training squad also spent last week on the Gold Coast in a training camp led by Rennie to plan and prepare for the year ahead.

After this morning’s news, the players may as well leave their note pads on the beach in Queensland. Eddie will likely tear Rennie’s plans apart and start anew.

But that may not be a bad thing.

There are two things Eddie Jones has done consistently throughout most of his coaching career.

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