Wallabies announce change to coaching structure

Fri, Aug 19, 2022, 2:58 AM
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia

The Wallabies have announced a change to the coaching structure effective immediately.

Defence coach Matt Taylor has made the decision to step away from International Rugby for now, after more than a decade at the coalface of over 110 Tests as an assistant coach with Scotland and Australia.

Taylor joined the Wallabies ahead of the 2020 season and following a discussion with Wallabies coach Dave Rennie, both parties felt the time was right for him to step away and commit his focus to some personal matters that he needs to prioritise at this point.

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie said: "Matt is a great man with a strong work ethic, who is well respected within the Wallabies environment and we will miss him.”

Wallabies defence coach Matt Taylor said: “While this was an extremely difficult decision, I know it’s the right one for me and my family at this point in time.”

“I’m looking forward to spending more time with them and look forward to getting back into coaching when the time is right.”

The Wallabies will announce if any additions to the coaching staff in due course.