Eddie Jones wanted for Australian role before 2027 Rugby World Cup

Wallabies assistant mentor Scott Wisemantle wants Eddie Jones back in the Australian rugby fraternity – but not at the expense of current national coach Dave Rainey.

There have been increasing calls for former Wallabies coach Jones – who is currently in charge of England – to rejoin the Australian program ahead of the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

Wisemantel, who previously worked under Jones in England and Japan, is among those who want Jones again to work for Australia rather than against it.

“I would like Eddie back to Australia,” Wisemantel said.

“In what capacity, I don’t know. I think he will be great in the next match (World Cup 2027).

“The way he promotes the game, the way he extracts business from your (media) end and your interest… He might be an ambassador role for Australian Rugby Union, but it would be nice to have Eddie back.”

However, Wisemantel is also a huge fan of Rennie, whose contract expires after next year’s World Cup.

“I’m biased because I’m buddies with (Jones) and I’ve worked with him, but at the same time…I think Dave Rainey and this coaching staff are exceptional,” he said.

“So what is the capacity, I don’t know.”

Jones recently led England to a 2-1 win over the Wallabies, with whom Wisemantel has met since.

“We spent two hours together and all we did was talk about football.

“It was just football and that’s the way our relationship is. It’s never about the future, the ambition, where you want to go and who you want to coach.

“That was never part of it.”

England’s streak of victory over the Wallabies has led to some calls that star Michael Hooper should be excused from captain Australia.

However, Hooper appears to have the full support of the Wallabies.

“It’s respectful,” Wisemantel said of Huber.

He is a strong leader. He is a great listener, and then he compresses all the information and breaks it into pieces. Either he paraphrases it again, or he comes up with an opinion and a strategy and we either disagree or agree with it, then we go one way, we go away.

“He’s great at that. He’s a world class player. You look through the site how other teams rate him – he’s world class.”

The Wallabies are at camp on the Gold Coast before leaving on Friday for Argentina, where they will play the opening two Tests of their Rugby Championship campaign against Michael Chica’s Pumas, who recently beat Scotland 2-1 in a three-Test series. .

“They play a lot more than rugby, they hold the ball for longer periods and they do a really good job, so they are going to test our defence,” Wisemantel said.

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