Sydney Morning Herald sources have revealed that Eddie Jones is ‘disenchanted with Australian rugby’ and isn’t keen to take over the Wallabies when he leaves England in 2023.
There has long been a theory among those in the know that the Aussie was keen to give the national job of his home nation one last crack, after being sacked in 2005.
However, SMH report that Jones was ‘wounded by the ‘traitor’ sledges at the Sydney Cricket Ground – and broader crowd abuse – when on tour with England this month.
“He was also stunned by the diminished public profile of rugby in Australia, even since his last tour in 2016.”
RUCK understands that Jones has a number of ‘other opportunities’ and could be appointed Director of Rugby for The USA, who will host the 2031 Rugby World Cup, on a long-term deal.
Jones, who would be 71 in 2031, famously led the Brave Blossoms to a historic win against the Springboks in 2015 and is thought to be The Eagles top target.
USA bosses are under no illusion that the nations, who currently sit 18th in the Men’s World Rankings below the likes of Romania and Spain, have plenty of work to do to get their team up to scratch.
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