Dave Rennie announced as new Australia head coach

Following the departure of Michael Cheika after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Australia have announced Glasgow Warriors’ Dave Rennie as their next head coach.

Dave Rennie announcement confirmed

Australia has tonight announced that Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie will take over the Wallabies role after he finishes the season in the Guinness Pro14.

He will join on a three-year deal and will take the side into the 2023 World Cup in France.

Rennie joins having had successful spells at the Chiefs Super Rugby franchise, before moving north where he’s turned Glasgow into a regular competitor; both in the Pro14 and in European Professional Rugby Club competition.

Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle said, “This is a massive coup for Australian Rugby, Dave Rennie was the clear standout candidate for the job, and we’re thrilled to have secured his services.”

“Dave’s coaching philosophy focuses equally on football and team culture, the key pillars to building sustainable success in any team.

“Dave has a proven track record in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere”. And the prompt to seek out a new driver for the Wallabies was due to the current head coach not finding success at the World Cup, and a wish to reach higher levels of performance in the future.

“Given incumbent head coach, Michael Cheika had indicated in early 2019 the possibility that he would not seek re-appointment for the role, we needed to identify a list of candidates that would be available to us, and suitable to work within our new High-Performance framework.

“This search has been ongoing for the past six months”.

Dave Rennie will fulfill his Glasgow Warriors contract, and join Rugby Australia formerly in July 2019 as the new Wallabies head coach.


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