Exclusive: Jo Yapp Named Wallaroos Head Coach by Rugby Australia, Super Rugby Legend Phil Waugh Confirms

Jo Yapp makes history as the first female Wallaroos coach. She will take on the role of head coach for the next 2 years, with her contract extending until the 2025 World Cup. Rugby Australia confirmed her appointment, signaling a new era for the Wallaroos. Yapp expressed her excitement in a statement, citing her experience as an England player and her admiration for Australia’s progress in women’s rugby. Her appointment comes after Jay Tregonning’s departure, and is expected to bring enthusiasm to the team. Yapp’s experience as a player and her rapid rise through the coaching ranks make her a highly sought-after coach in the women’s rugby world. Moreover, Rugby Australia’s CEO has expressed high hopes for Yapp’s appointment, as they work towards growing women’s rugby in Australia.