Robbie Deans has been sacked by the Wallabies according to reports
Published 08/07/2013 | 10:02
Robbie Deans has been sacked as Australia head coach following the Wallabies' Test series defeat to the British and Irish Lions, according to reports in the Australian press.
Deans is said to have been released from his contract six months early following a meeting with Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver.
The Lions' record 41-16 victory over the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday, which secured the tourists a 2-1 Test series triumph, appears to have sealed Deans' fate.
But he never delivered the Bledisloe Cup - the trophy presented for series between the Wallabies and New Zealand - and there has been a clamour for the Wallabies to be coached by an Australian.
The 48-year-old announced in March that he would be standing down from his position with the Reds at the end of the Super Rugby season to pursue a national coaching role. He was linked with the Ireland post before it was filled by Joel Schmidt.
The Wallabies' next match is against New Zealand on August 17 in the Rugby Championship.