A two-time World Cup winner has been called into Australia’s camp to help Eddie Jones prepare the Wallabies for the global showpiece in France.
The Wallabies have yet to taste victory under Jones – losing twice to the All Blacks, at home to Argentina and away against the Springboks – and take on the World Cup hosts in their final warm-up match on Sunday at the Stade de France.
However, in a shock decision to boost Australia’s World Cup hopes, the Wallabies have called in the services of a coach who has won the Webb Ellis Cup twice.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has joined the Wallabies in an advisory role to help them prepare for the clash against France.
Hansen helped the All Blacks win the World Cup on home soil in 2011 as an assistant under Graham Henry, before guiding them to a title defence as head coach in 2015.
The New Zealander, who has a strong friendship with Jones, is not joining the Wallabies in an official, paid role, but will attend Australia’s training sessions and provide feedback to Jones and the players.
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