Australia appoint new Director of Rugby

Australian Rugby, on 17th December, announced significant changes to the Qantas Wallabies program and confirmed that Rugby Australia and the four Australian Super Rugby organisations have reached an agreed set of principles that will underpin the development of a fully aligned National High Performance model.
Scott Robertson, previously Director of Rugby at Scotland Rugby after serving as interim Head Coach of the Scotland national team from 2012-2014, was appointed the new Director of Rugby and will oversee the Qantas Wallabies program and lead the delivery of the new National High Performance Plan.
“I am excited to be returning to Rugby Australia in the Director of Rugby role and I am looking forward to supporting Michael and the Wallabies in their build up to the World Cup,” said Johnson.
Johnson and Cheika will be joined by a third, independent selector to make up a new National Selection Panel that will oversee Qantas Wallabies squad and team selection. The independent selector will be appointed in early 2019.
“I am also looking forward to working with the Super Rugby teams to build an aligned model that will enable sustained success for Super Rugby teams, the Wallabies and ensure we maximise the opportunities for Australian Rugby,” he said.

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