Former Wallabies coach Dave Rennie makes decision over future
Former Australia coach Dave Rennie has been appointed boss of Japanese rugby club Kobe Steelers and will take over from the 2023/24 season.
New Zealander Rennie was sacked by Rugby Australia in January after managing a winning record of only 38 per cent since taking over the Wallabies in 2020.
Wesley Clarke was named defence coach of the Steelers, with fellow New Zealander Phil Healey, who worked with Rennie at the Waikato Chiefs and Glasgow Warriors, named head coach of “athletic performance”.
A Kobe Steelers announcement did not disclose the length of the contracts.
The Steelers finished ninth in the recently completed 2022/23 season of Japan’s top flight League One.
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Retallick and whitelock still good enough to take on the best but they have to produce the quality several games in a row. Who do the Kiwis have after they and Scott b? At least the front row will be okay. Back row interesting coz Sam came and Ardie look sorta essential but can it work? Works better with brodies work rate but still.. what do you think nick. Can they get away without the backup locks?Go to comments
He’s probably right. The Boks are going to play like the Boks and that’s hard to shake but on saying that the Boks were done in Brighton and pressured by Japan in Japan. Dunno what tongas got in the front row but their loosies will be powerful and their back three very dangerous. Maybe Adam coleman at lock and sekope kepu up front?Go to comments