Ewen McKenzie will be named as the new Wallabies rugby coach tomorrow after the Australian Rugby Union released Robbie Deans from his two-year contract six months early, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
British and Irish Lions rugby captain Sam Warburton will make his debut in two days against the Queensland Reds, the second of five games in Australia before the touring team faces the Wallabies in a Test series.
The British and Irish Lions return home tomorrow after ending their 16-year wait for a rugby series win by routing Australia in the deciding match. Some are already looking ahead to the combined team’s next tour in 2017.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans named James O’Connor as his preferred playmaker in a 25-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions, while leaving the selection door open for the omitted Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale.