McLennan’s Exit: A Opportunity for Wallabies to Secure Former Ireland and All Blacks Coach as Eddie’s Replacement

Hamish McLennan is leaving Rugby Australia, opening the door for Joe Schmidt to possibly take over as Wallabies head coach. Schmidt worked with the All Blacks and is considering returning to coaching. Billy Millard and David Nucifora are also potential contenders for the role of director of high performance. However, RA has stated that they will first appoint a director of high-performance before seeking a new head coach. The objective is to find the right fit for the team and address its recent shortcomings. The All Blacks and Wallabies experienced a downturn in performance, leading to the departure of previous head coaches. Dan McKellar and Stephen Larkham are also strong candidates for the position. Despite the tumultuous year in Australian rugby, it is anticipated that the Wallabies coaching job will be highly desirable due to upcoming global events. Former Wallabies coach, Michael Cheika, may also be considered, but his departure in 2019 and the recent upheaval make it unlikely that he will be chosen. RA aims to have the new head coach in place by the time Super Rugby begins on February 23rd.