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Wallabies coach Rennie set to head overseas - report

By Finn Morton
(Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is reportedly set for a sensational career move after this year’s Rugby World Cup in France, according to a report out of Australia.

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Rugby guru Rennie, who has previously coached the Chiefs and Glasgow Warriors, came under immense pressure last year following a season of disappointing results.

While the Wallabies were able to avoid their worst ever since season 1958 with a stunning comeback win over Wales in Cardiff, rugby is ultimately a results driven industry.

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Former England coach Eddie Jones was axed by the RFU following the Autumn Nations Series, which led to more speculation surrounding Rennie’s tenure as the Australian boss.

But according to The Roar, Rennie is close to putting any rumours to bed and ending any uncertainty over his future.

Rennie is reportedly close to putting pen to paper with a Japanese Rugby League One club, and the Kobe Steelers are believed to be the frontrunners for his services.

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The move would see the 59-yers-old link up with world class players including All Blacks backrower Ardie Savea.

Before last year’s end-of-season tour to Europe, Rennie made it clear that he wasn’t going to “sit on” his “hands and wait until November next year” to make a decision over his future.

“The challenge for all coaches around the world is you can’t sit on your hands and wait until November next year to decide what you’re going to do the following season,” Rennie said.

“It’ll get to the stage where, very early next year, I’ll have to make a decision as to what I’m doing beyond 23.

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“At this level, there’s pressure on everyone. What’s happening a lot at international rugby is that it’s so tight. It’s not lost on me that we’ve had results that we should have won that we haven’t won so in the end that falls on me.”

According to The Roar, Ian Foster is also “likely” to move to take up a role in Japan following the World Cup.

Japan-based duo Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown are available next year and could return to New Zealand’s shores, while Crusaders boss Scott Robertson may miss out on the All Blacks’ top job.

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