Former Irish rugby coach Andy Farrell expresses confidence in Australia’s ability to improve, alongside fellow coaches Joe Schmidt and Dan McKellar

British and Irish Lions coach Andy Farrell is confident the Wallabies will overcome their woes and “get it right” in time for the 2025 tour which he believes will be “huge” for Australian sport.

Englishman Farrell was on Thursday unveiled as the man to take the reins of one of the British Isles’ most esteemed sporting roles for the three-Test series on Wallabies’ turf.

He says that Australian rugby, while currently in turmoil, will rebound big-time for the series and that this will be a huge moment for Australia.

Farrell has confidence in the future of Australian rugby, based on his experience as a dual rugby league and union star player and coach. He believes Australia is capable of repairing the journey over the last while.

Farrell also expresses that 2025 will be a massive year for Australian sport with the Lions coming over and talks about the special nature of Australians being part of the tour.

He speaks about the tough game between Ireland and Australia in November 2022, saying it was one of the toughest games they’ve faced at home.

Former Welsh wing wizard Ieuan Evans, part of the panel which selected Farrell, believes that Farrell’s appointment has put the Lions in a great position for the series.

Farrell is familiar with the pressure having been an assistant coach in the 2013 tour, and says that he has grown up a lot since then, but his appointment as head coach is magical for him.

There is speculation about who will become the new Wallabies coach, with several leading contenders being considered. Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is one of the favorites.