If you can't beat them … Wallabies appoint a KIWI to coach to replace Michael Cheika after a World Cup failure
- Rugby Australia named Dave Rennie from New Zealand as their new coach
- The appointment of Rennie was officially announced on Wednesday morning
- His contract has a duration of four years, which means that he will lead Australia to the next world championship
- Comes after a six-month search to replace former coach Michael Cheika
The Australian Rugby Union has appointed a New Zealand-born coach to guide them to the Rugby World Cup 2023.
Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie was announced as the Wallabies coach on Wednesday.
The former Chiefs coach has long been linked as the likely replacement for Michael Cheika, even before his resignation in October.
Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie (photo) has been appointed as the new Wallabies coach for at least four years while the team is on its way to the next Rugby World Cup
Rennie becomes Wallabies' second non-Australian coach, following the example of fellow countryman Robbie Deans who led the team from 2008 to 2013.
& # 39; I have been coaching professionally for over 20 years and wherever I am, I have immersed myself in community and culture. I believe I can make a difference here, & Rennie said.
& # 39; Some excellent young men are passing through the school system.
& # 39; I want to create a strong bond with the Super Rugby and national age-class coaches and help them achieve their goals, which will benefit the Wallabies in time. & # 39;
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle said the appointment was a & # 39; mass coup & # 39; was for Rugby Australia and follows a six-month search for Cheika & # 39; s replacement.
& # 39; Dave Rennie was the clear eye-catching candidate for the job and we are very happy to have been able to insure his services & # 39 ;, she said Rugby.com.au.
& # 39; Dave & # 39; s coaching philosophy focuses equally on football and team culture, the most important pillars for building sustainable success in every team.
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle said they had been looking for the replacement of Michael Cheika (photo) for six months after indicating that he would not be reappointed
Due to his commitments with Glasgow in the Pro14, Rennie will take up the position with Australia in July.
& # 39; This is a massive coup for Australian rugby, Dave Rennie was the clear candidate for the job and we are very happy that we have insured his services, & # 39; said Rabye Castle, CEO of Rugby Australia.
& # 39; Dave & # 39; s coaching philosophy focuses equally on football and team culture, the most important pillars for building sustainable success in every team. He has a proven track record in the northern and southern hemisphere.
& # 39; Between now and June, Wallabies assistant coaches and director of rugby Scott Johnson take the lead in working with the players under Dave & # 39; s guidance and guidance. & # 39;
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