According to reports in the Australian press, head coach Robbie Deans will tomorrow be stepped down as coach of the Australian national rugby team.
He has been under fierce scrutiny for some time now, and it was felt that only a win against the Lions could save his skin. After losing the series 2-1 – and the last test in such an emphatic fashion – however, it comes as little surprise that the ARU have acted to end his tenure.
The man believed to be in place to fill his boots is Queensland Reds coach Ewen McKenzie. South African and current Brumbies mastermind Jake White was also in the mix, but it is believed they are looking for an Australian to take the reigns.
An official announcement is expected to be made tomorrow. Australia’s next game is against the All Blacks on the opening day of the Rugby Championship, on August 17th.
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