After being linked with a move to the NRL former England Rugby Union boss Eddie Jones’ future has been confirmed.
Jones had previously been pursued by Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves and made it clear he would be keen on coaching in the NRL.
In fact he described taking over at South Sydney Rabbitohs as his “dream job.”
It was also reported that multiple NRL clubs were considering bringing him on board after it was confirmed that he would no longer be England coach.
However, now his future has been confirmed and it will not be in rugby league.
Instead Jones will return to coach the Wallabies meaning he could come up against his former England side in the upcoming rugby union World Cup adding another layer of rivalry to England vs Australia.
His dismissal has seen the likes of former Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson, ex-Wigan and Warrington hooker Jon Clarke and former St Helens Centre Martin Gleeson all leave the England rugby union set up as Leicester Tigers boss Steve Borthwick takes charge bringing in Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield as Defence Coach after he filled the role for Leicester as they won the Premiership following his departure from the Director of Rugby role at Leeds in 2021.
After both being part of this saga, Sinfield and Jones could come head to head sooner rather than later with Jones staying in union despite links to League by taking on the Australian Rugby Union head coach role.