Australian Rugby News and Gossip

Kangaroos review panel announces

Former Kangaroos players Andrew Slack and Justin Harrison, along with high-performance specialist Darlene Harrison, will conduct a review of Australia's 2023 season. The trio will review the "strategy and structure of the Kangaroos' performance environment" and plan to make recommendations to the Australian Rugby Board by the end of the year.

Robbie Deans rules out return to the Kangaroos

Former Kangaroos coach Robbie Deans has ruled out another return to the Kangaroos. Deans says he doesn't think it's a good idea to return to his previous job and believes Rugby Australia is capable of fixing the problem.

Australian Rugby News and Gossip

Eddie Jones to coach Barbarians against Wales

Eddie Jones will take up his first job after leaving the Wallabies to coach the Barbarians against Wales on Saturday. The squad will include eight Wallaby players who failed to progress in the World Cup group stage, as well as two players who were left out of the squad by Jones.

Ugo Moye criticizes Jones

Former England winger Ugo Moyer has criticized Jones' role as Wallabies coach, calling him "selfish and self-centered." Moyer also said Jones lost the support of the English and Australian rugby public last year.

Gossip.

A source close to the Kangaroos tells us the players are very unhappy with the way Rugby Australia has handled the review process. The players feel they have not been properly consulted and their voices have not been heard.
We're also hearing that there is a lot of tension between Kangaroos and Barbarians players ahead of Saturday's game. Kangaroos players are reportedly angry with Jones for selecting some of the players who failed to make the World Cup squad.
Finally, we're hearing that there are growing calls from the Australian rugby community for the removal of Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos. Marinos has been heavily criticized for his handling of the Kangaroos World Cup campaign and the review process.

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